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Elementary Logic
By W. V. Quine

Elementary Logic

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Elementary Logic by W. V. Quine

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Now much revised since its first appearance in 1941, this book, despite its brevity, is notable for its scope and rigor. It provides a single strand of simple techniques for the central business of modern logic. Basic formal concepts are explained, the paraphrasing of words into symbols is treated at some length, and a testing procedure is given for truth-function logic along with a complete proof procedure for the logic of quantifiers. Fully one third of this revised edition is new, and presents a nearly complete turnover in crucial techniques of testing and proving, some change of notation, and some updating of terminology. The study is intended primarily as a convenient encapsulation of minimum essentials, but concludes by giving brief glimpses of further matters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674244511
ISBN-10: 0674244516
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1981
Country of Publication: United States

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Collects the main essays from this last, productive period of the author's career. This title also includes some notable earlier essays which contain discussions and are quite often referred to by other philosophers. It offers a defined picture of one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers working at the height of his powers.

Quine in Dialogue by W. V. Quine Quine in Dialogue, Hardback (October 2008)

Over the course of his life, W V Quine, one of the 20th century's great philosophers, engaged and inspired, interviewed and critiqued countless scholars, critics, and students. This title presents number of interviews Quine gave about his perspectives on 20th-century logic, science and philosophy, the ideas of others, and philosophy generally.

Quintessence by W. V. Quine Quintessence, Paperback (May 2008)

Influenced by Russell and especially by Carnap, Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000) emerged as an important proponent of analytic philosophy during the second half of the century. His work includes "Word and Object" and "Two Dogmas of Empiricism". This volume collects Quine's essays and offers readers an introduction to his general philosophy.

From Stimulus to Science by W. V. Quine From Stimulus to Science, Paperback (February 1998)

This text encapsulates the whole of the author's philosophical enterprise, including his thinking on the components of his epistemological stance - especially the value of logic and mathematics.

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Author Biography - W. V. Quine

W. V. Quine was Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University. He wrote twenty-one books, thirteen of them published by Harvard University Press.

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