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Meaning and Argument
Synopses & Reviews
Meaning and Argument shifts introductory logic from the traditional emphasis on proofs to the symbolization of arguments. It is an ideal introduction to formal logic, philosophical logic, and philosophy of language.
About the Author
Ernest Lepore is Director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous articles in philosophy of mind and is co-author (with Jerry Fodor) of Holism (Blackwell, 1991). He is editor of Truth and Interpretation (Blackwell, 1989). He is co-editor (with Zenon Pylyshyn) of What is Cognitive Science? (Blackwell, 1999), and co-editor (with Robert Van Gulick) of John Searle and His Critics (Blackwell, 1992), as well as general editor of the series Philosophers and Their Critics, also published by Blackwell.
Table of Contents
1. A Brief Introduction to Key Terms.
2. Argument Forms and Propositional Logic.
5. Truth Tables.
8. Truth Trees.
9. Property Predicate Logic.
10. Evaluating Arguments in Property Predicate Logic.
11. Property Predicate Logic Refinements.
12. Relational Predicate Logic.
13. Relational Predicate Logic with Nested Quantifiers.
14. Extending the Truth Tree Method to RPL.
15. Negation, Only, and Restrictive Relative Clauses.
16. Relational Predicate Logic with Identity.
17. Verbs and their Modifiers.
Answers for Selected Exercises.
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