By Paul Tomassi
Routledge – 1999 – 432 pages
Bringing elementary logic out of the academic darkness into the light of day, Paul Tomassi makes logic fully accessible for anyone attempting to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject. Including student-friendly exercises, illustrations, summaries and a glossary of terms, Logic introduces and explains:
* The Theory of Validity
* The Language of Propositional Logic
* Proof-Theory for Propositional Logic
* Formal Semantics for Propositional Logic including the Truth-Tree Method
* The Language of Quantificational Logic including the Theory of Descriptions.
Logic is an ideal textbook for any logic student: perfect for revision, staying on top of coursework or for anyone wanting to learn about the subject. Related downloadable software for Macs and PCs is available for this title at www.logic.routledge.com.
'Logic has all the qualities necessary for it to emerge quickly as one of the very front runners among introductory logic textbooks.' - John Divers, University of Sheffield
Paul Tomassi is lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen