Elements of logical reasoning

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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
9781107036598, 1107036593, 9781107610774, 110761077X


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ix, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-260) and indexes.
"Some of our earliest experiences of the conclusive force of an argument come from school mathematics: faced with a mathematical proof, we cannot deny the conclusion once the premisses have been accepted. Behind such arguments lies a more general pattern of 'demonstrative arguments' that is studied in the science of logic. Logical reasoning is applied at all levels, from everyday life to advanced sciences, and a remarkable level of complexity is achieved in everyday logical reasoning, even if the principles behind it remain intuitive. Jan von Plato provides an accessible but rigorous introduction to an important aspect of contemporary logic: its deductive machinery. He shows that when the forms of logical reasoning are analysed, it turns out that a limited set of first principles can represent any logical argument. His book will be valuable for students of logic, mathematics, and computer science"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Von Plato, J. (2013). Elements of logical reasoning . Cambridge University Press.

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Von Plato, Jan. 2013. Elements of Logical Reasoning. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

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Von Plato, Jan. Elements of Logical Reasoning Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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