Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 December 2017

624 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199386482

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Introduction to Formal Logic with Philosophical Applications

Russell Marcus

  • Offers exceptional clarity and accessibility, explaining key concepts using a conversational tone and examples that speak to students without oversimplifying the topics
  • More than 2,000 in-text exercises--presented progressively, from easier to more challenging-- provide plenty of opportunity for students to apply and practice what they learn. Solutions to approximately 20% of the in-text exercises are included at the back of the book.
  • Incorporates several formal topics and exercise types that are usually omitted from standard logic texts, including seven rules for biconditionals, parallel to the standard rules for conditionals; exercises on interpreting and modeling short theories; two sections on functions at the end of Chapter 5; and exercises on determining whether an argument is valid or invalid, or whether a proposition is a logical truth or not, and then constructing either a derivation or a counterexample
  • Integrates numerous student-friendly learning aids including section summaries, lists of important points to keep in mind, bolded key terms with marginal definitions, and a glossary/index
  • Emphasizes the connection between philosophy and logic with two chapters (6 and 7) that offer stand-alone, accessible essays on logic and its application in philosophy and beyond
  • "Tell Me More" boxes at the ends of sections in Chapters 1-5 help instructors and their students to use the essays in Chapters 6 and 7 to deepen their understanding of logic
  • Dashboard for Introduction to Formal Logic with Philosophical Applications delivers an interactive eBook, auto-graded exercises, a symbolic proof checking tool, additional study resources, and a gradebook in a simple, informative, and mobile-friendly form