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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 33.00
Many students ask, 'What is the point of learning formal logic?' This book gives them the answer. Using the methods of deductive logic, Nelson Lande introduces each new element in exquisite detail, as he takes students through example after example, proof after proof, explaining the thinking behind each concept. Shaded areas and appendices throughout... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
First published in 1971, Professor Putnam's essay concerns itself with the ontological problem in the philosophy of logic and mathematics - that is, the issue of whether the abstract entities spoken of in logic and mathematics really exist. He also deals with the question of whether or not reference to these abstract entities is really indispensible... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2009; US$ 17.99
"Written by true experts. Informative yet so much fun to read!" Nassim Nicholas Taleb author of The Black Swan "Easy-to-digest and highly competent. If everyone were to read this book, the world would become a more enlightened place." Gerd Gigerenzer author of Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconsious Uneasy with how chance determines a... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95
Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics: The Theory of Models covers the proceedings of the International Symposium on the Theory of Models, held at the University of California, Berkeley on June 25 to July 11, 1963. The book focuses on works devoted to the foundations of mathematics, generally known as "the theory of models." The selection... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 24.95
Many texts on logic are written with a mathematical emphasis, and focus primarily on the development of a formal apparatus and associated techniques. In other, more philosophical texts, the topic is often presented as an indulgent collection of musings on issues for which technical solutions have long since been devised. What has been missing until... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00
While the experimental sciences address statistical probability, philosophy looks at probability in a subjective sense as gradations of rational belief. Schurz develops a dualistic approach to combine these two notions. Drawing on Kant, he asserts that a subjective probability theory without statistical probability is blind, but statistical... more...
- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 15.95
One of the most famous anagrams of all time was constructed in the Middle Ages. The unknown author contrived it as a Latin dialogue between Pilate and Jesus. Jesus' answer to Pilate's question "What is truth" is phrased as an ingenious anagram of the letters of that very question: Pilate: Quid est veritas? ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 29.95
Arguing Well is a lucid introduction to the nature of good reasoning, how to test and construct successful arguments. It assumes no prior knowledge of logic or philosophy. The book includes an introduction to basic symbolic logic. Arguing Well introduces and explains: * The nature and importance of arguments * What to look for in deciding whether arguments... more...