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by Willard Van Orman Quine

  • Author: Willard Van Orman Quine
  • ISBN: 0674571762
  • ISBN13: 978-0674571761
  • ePub: 1924 kb | FB2: 1912 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; 4th edition (November 16, 1982)
  • Pages: 344
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Methods of Logic ePub download

This book includes nothing about modal logic, deontic logic, etc. This is a good thing. Begin at the beginning, the foundation.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). This book includes nothing about modal logic, deontic logic, etc. Then if you want to go off onto one of these tangents you'll have a solid base upon which to evaluate these other logics. Besides all this you'll learn some useful techniques developed by Quine himself such as his Main Method for proving the validity of valid quantificational schema.

Willard Van Orman Quine (/kwaɪn/; known to intimates as "Van"; June 25, 1908 – December 25, 2000) was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition, recognized as "one of the most influential philosophers of the twenti.

Willard Van Orman Quine (/kwaɪn/; known to intimates as "Van"; June 25, 1908 – December 25, 2000) was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition, recognized as "one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century

Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000) was an American philosopher and logician who taught at Harvard University, and wrote many books such as Word and Object,The Web of Belief,From a Logical Point of View,Ontological Relativity & Other Essays,Pursuit of Truth,Theories and Things.

Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000) was an American philosopher and logician who taught at Harvard University, and wrote many books such as Word and Object,The Web of Belief,From a Logical Point of View,Ontological Relativity & Other Essays,Pursuit of Truth,Theories and Things,Methods of Logic,Quiddities: An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary, etc.

Villard van 'orman quine. This book has been digitally reprinted Lacking it, I had to develop a method of identity matrices, as I called them, which does not make for easy reading

Villard van 'orman quine. This book has been digitally reprinted. The content ren1ains identical to that of previous printings. Lacking it, I had to develop a method of identity matrices, as I called them, which does not make for easy reading. This departure was a consequence of my policy in earlier chapters of excluding singular terms, other than variables, from primitive notation and admitting them only by contextual definition. I t was a way of simplifying theory and also of helping to clarify ontological considerations. I think of 1938-39, when my writing of this book was in its penultimate year and I was living on a Portuguese island in the midAtlantic.

Willard Van Orman Quine (1908–2000) worked in theoretical philosophy and in logic. In practical philosophy-ethics and political philosophy-his contributions are negligible. He is perhaps best known for his arguments against Logical Empiricism (in particular, against its use of the analytic-synthetic distinction). 1930–32: attended Harvard University; P. in Philosophy, dissertation on Whitehead and Russell’s Principia Mathematica. 1932–33: held a Sheldon Traveling Fellowship and visited (most notably) Vienna, Warsaw, and Prague (where Carnap was then teaching).

Willard Van Orman Quine (Akron, 25 de junho de 1908 - Boston, 25 de dezembro de 2000), usualmente citado como Quine, mas conhecido por seus amigos e familiares como Van, foi um dos mais influentes matemáticos, filósofos e lógicos norte-americanos d. .

Willard Van Orman Quine (Akron, 25 de junho de 1908 - Boston, 25 de dezembro de 2000), usualmente citado como Quine, mas conhecido por seus amigos e familiares como Van, foi um dos mais influentes matemáticos, filósofos e lógicos norte-americanos do século XX, considerado o maior lógico e filósofo analítico da segunda metade desse século. Quine pertenceu à tradição da filosofia analítica ao mesmo tempo que foi um dos principais proponentes da visão que a filosofia não é análise conceitual.

This widely used textbook of modern formal logic now offers a number of new features

This widely used textbook of modern formal logic now offers a number of new features. Here is why. Quine is an acknowledge master of symbolic logic. Quine is the clearest and most coherent writer on logic.

Willard Van Orman Quine. Category: Математика, Математическая логика. Word and Object (Studies in Communication). Willard Van Orman Quine. Category: Образование. 714 Kb. Desde un Punto de Vista Lógico. 9 Mb. Ontological relativity: and other essays. 6 Mb. Methods of Logic. Filosofia de la Logica. W. Van O. Quine, WILLARD VAN ORMAN AUTOR QUINE. 1. 4 Mb. Toward a Calculus of Concepts. 679 Kb. From a Logical Point of View.

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Jerinovir
I couldn't find my hardback copy of Quine and decided to get the most recent edition. This is it. With historical commentary and a skilled presentation of mathematical logic, you will get a grounding for the most precise (and dare I say, scientific) branch of philosophy. A must for philosophers and non philosophers alike.
Lanionge
This is the best place to start if you want to learn first-order logic: truth functions and quantification theory. Here is why.

Quine is an acknowledge master of symbolic logic.
Quine is the clearest and most coherent writer on logic.
Quine's logic is the most careful and conservative.

By the last I mean the following. Propositional logic, quantification theory, set theory, and mathematics are all different animals. Drawing the line between first-order logic (quantification theory) and set theory allows one to treat the former without the antinomies and other issues plaguing set theory. First order logic has been proven complete, while set theory is not complete. And first-order logic alone is a fascinating and useful tool. One can then tack on set theory as another layer if desired. Yet all other authors I've read fail to make this distinction. I've even read one popular book on "first-order logic" that begins with defining "true" and "false" as members of a set. Why?

This book includes nothing about modal logic, deontic logic, etc. This is a good thing. Begin at the beginning, the foundation. Then if you want to go off onto one of these tangents you'll have a solid base upon which to evaluate these other logics.

Besides all this you'll learn some useful techniques developed by Quine himself such as his Main Method for proving the validity of valid quantificational schema. He'll also teach you alternative methods developed by others.

If you don't understand any of the terms above, don't worry. You will by the time you're done with this book. It is easy to follow for the moderately motivated beginner and rich enough to be of great value to anyone else. And it is a terrific reference.

If you really need something super-basic to get started try Elementary Logic: Revised Edition.
Narder
Quine's 'Methods of Logic' was written in analytical methods. So, you should read this book by analytical methods. In other words, you should consider logical forms of each statement in this book. This book will amazingly enhance your logical skills. If you want to be an analytic philosopher, 'Methods of Logic' is for you.
Gajurus
This was recommended by a Philosophy and mathematics graduate friend of mine as their opinion of the best Logi primer. Written in the 50's, it is written in old-school Ivy League lecture style. It was a good introduction, if one could wade through it, for someone like myself who needed to pre-study prior to taking the course in college but I think recent resources may provide a more accessible read.
Kardana
Wished for more, truly well written work, with eloquence at each turn of the wording. Quine writes very well. I model my writing after him for wit and charm. He only says what is important to say and nothing more nor less. This balance in word choice and symbols appeals to me because he does not waste my time nor the paper to say what he wants to get across. A definitely great read and an excellent choice of exercises. Done superbly excellent in execution.
Cerar
It is clear that Quine's descriptions have reached a kind of perfection, although in places the difficulty of the task placed on the reader to make brilliant use of them is somewhat bizarre.

It is hard to describe how this book is both clear and unclear, both measured and unmeasured. Surely it could be useful, if conventional logic were useful. It might, with difficulty, permit the reader to leap to new concepts of logic. Certainly it does a better job at this than many other texts on logic.

What I suspect, however, is that the reader will drown in Quine's complexity, and never realize the brilliant simplicity of logic. It has the smell of mathematics, even when it is not itself mathematical. I suspect it would have been better if Quine had written a book of aphorisms, if he had the choice (even a second or third book of aphorisms).

In this case, the reader is left with a legacy created by mathematics, and is not receiving mathematical advice. Not obviously.

For reasons like these, I felt, readers including myself are more in need of creativity than logical innovation. Quine subtly suggests a number of euphemisms. It's like, he wants to be immortal, and he sort of is immortal. But his work isn't divine. Not really. So what's going on? Something was lost. That's what the reader should think.

Maybe he spent too much of his time with his nose in the Harvard's Classics, instead of reading or writing contemporary poetry. But a mathematician would think the opposite.
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