This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Logic (common course-id PHIL 110), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).
This course introduces some principles of valid reasoning with emphasis on deductive logic. The course must include a study of formal techniques of sentential logic. The course may also include a treatment of inductive reasoning, language, or fallacies.
This is a two-volume introduction to formal logic. Volume I presents sentence logic and...
This is a two-volume introduction to formal logic. Volume I presents sentence logic and Volume II covers predicate logic and metatheory. It features easy-to-understand explanations and graded exercises. Each volume is broken into individual chapters. And each volume has an associated solutions manual (the last item under each volume). There is a file with corrections to both the text and the answer manual. Also, note a file with the diagrammatic summary of the rules that appeared on the inside cover of the published version of the primer. All files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF 6 format. They require version 6, or newer, of Adobe, which can be downloaded here. All files are fully searchable.
forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with...
forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading. This books treats symbolization, formal semantics, and proof theory for each language. The discussion of formal semantics is more direct than in many introductory texts. Although forall x does not contain proofs of soundness and completeness, it lays the groundwork for understanding why these are things that need to be proven.
In formal logic, sentences and arguments are translated into mathematical languages with well-defined properties. If all goes well, properties of the argument that were hard to discern become clearer. This text describes two formal languages which have been of special importance to philosophers: truth-functional sentential logic and quantified predicate logic. The book covers translation, formal semantics, and proof theory for both languages.
This is an undergraduate college level textbook covering first order predicate logic with...
This is an undergraduate college level textbook covering first order predicate logic with identity but omitting metalogical proofs. Brief Contents Preliminaries Sentential Logic Predicate Logic Identity Theory