Does it Follow? A First Course in Logic guides first-time students of formal logic through the fundamentals of the discipline. Traditionally, logic has been a part of the discipline of philosophy, but throughout this book you will see different symbols that suggest a addition to another academic discipline; mathematics. This informal and user-friendly text addresses difficult concepts and methods in hopes to empower readers to apply what they learn in logic to issues they encounter in other disciplines.
Does it Follow? A First Course in Logic includes:
- Chapter summaries, and practice questions, with which students can familiarize themselves with the concepts and methods covered.
- Introduction to the language of Sentential Logic (SL), and Predicate Logic (PL).
Chapter 1: Logic: The Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2: Logical Form
Chapter 3: Truth Tables: Sentences
Chapter 4: Truth Tables: Comparing Sentences and Arguments
Chapter 5: Sentential Logic Proofs: Basic Inference Rules
Chapter 6: Sentential Logic Proofs: Derived Rules and Substitution Rules
Chapter 7: Predicate Logic: Sentences
Chapter 8: Predicate Logic: Arguments—Proofs and Counterexamples
Appendix A Quick Reference