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This book features a unique approach to the teaching of mathematical logic by putting it in the context of the puzzles and paradoxes of common language and rational thought. It serves as a bridge from the author 's puzzle books to his technical writing in the fascinating field of mathematical logic. Using the logic of lying and truth-telling, the author introduces the readers to informal reasoning preparing them for the formal study of symbolic logic, from propositional logic to first-order logic, a subject that has many important applications to philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. The book includes a journey through the amazing labyrinths of infinity, which have stirred the imagination of mankind as much, if not more, than any other subject.

Book News Annotation:

Having in the past written both recreational puzzle books and more technical writings in the field of symbolic logic, Smullyan here presents a hybrid intended to serve as a text for a one- or two-semester introductory course in logic. He begins with puzzles involving liars and truth-tellers, moves into the subject of propositional logic, which formalizes the reasoning of the liar/truth-teller puzzles, and then presents materials of first-order logic, while including discussion of infinity and formal axiomatics. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Using the logic of lying and truth-telling, the author introduces the readers to informal reasoning preparing them for the formal study of symbolic logic, from propositional logic to first-order logic, a subject that has many important applications in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. The book includes a journey through the amazing labyrinths of infinity, which have stirred the imagination of mankind as much, if not more, than any other subject. As much as a textbook for undergraduate courses in logic, in particular to a liberal- arts audience, this book will succeed as a trade book for anyone who has an interest in a more rigorous understanding of rational thought.

Synopsis:

This book features a unique approach to the teaching of mathematical logic by putting it in the context of the puzzles and paradoxes of common language and rational thought. It serves as a bridge from the author’s puzzle books to his technical writing in the fascinating field of mathematical logic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568814438
Author:
Smullyan, Raymond M.
Publisher:
AK Peters
Subject:
Mathematics : Logic
Subject:
MATHEMATICS / Recreations & Games
Subject:
Mathematics : General
Subject:
Logic, symbolic and mathematical
Subject:
Mathematical recreations
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Mathematics-Logic and Philosophy
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
SG
Language:
English

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History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Foundations and Logic
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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Logic and Philosophy
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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Set Theory

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"Synopsis" by , Using the logic of lying and truth-telling, the author introduces the readers to informal reasoning preparing them for the formal study of symbolic logic, from propositional logic to first-order logic, a subject that has many important applications in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. The book includes a journey through the amazing labyrinths of infinity, which have stirred the imagination of mankind as much, if not more, than any other subject. As much as a textbook for undergraduate courses in logic, in particular to a liberal- arts audience, this book will succeed as a trade book for anyone who has an interest in a more rigorous understanding of rational thought.
"Synopsis" by , This book features a unique approach to the teaching of mathematical logic by putting it in the context of the puzzles and paradoxes of common language and rational thought. It serves as a bridge from the author’s puzzle books to his technical writing in the fascinating field of mathematical logic.
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