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Lesson 1 in the series "Short Little Lessons in Logic". In this lesson, we introduce formal logic and how it can be used to help us become better thinkers. In it, we claim that there is a right way to organize our thoughts and logic is the tool that helps us do this. You'll learn the definition of logic and some important terms that will help set you up for success in the rest of the course. [More]
You can of course very often express the negation of p  by saying ‘it’s not the case that p’. But some logicians incautiously claim more — saying something like “This is cumbersome, but it [More]
As a footnote to my last post, I want to consider a passage in Nick Smith’s Logic: The Laws of Truth (rather unfairly picked out from a number of candidates). Smith talks of giving a glossary [More]
This is request for references on an issue in very elementary logic! To set the scene, suppose we take the atoms of a formal language for propositional logic to be interpreted. Yes, yes, I know that [More]
This is request for references on an issue in very elementary logic! To set the scene, suppose we take the atoms of a formal language for propositional logic to be interpreted. Yes, yes, I know that [More]
Using my hefty discount at the CUP shop, I bought a copy of The Epistemic Lightness of Truth: Deflationism and its Logic by Cezary Cieśliński when it came out at the very end of last year. I [More]
Here is the second instalment of some draft chapters planned for the second edition of my Introduction to Formal Logic.. This time, it is two chapters — though still only eighteen pages. I [More]
Over the next few weeks, I plan to post here draft versions of some individual chapters  from the slowly evolving second edition of my Introduction to Formal Logic. I’m at the stage where [More]
Dr. Paul Herrick, author of three logic texts, gives an overview of logic, its history, and its importance. Even if you don't have a background in philosophy, you will find this summary helpful and informative. [More]
Take a mathematician of Frege’s generation, accustomed to writing the likes (1) (2) If , then or , — and fancier things, of course! Whatever unclear thoughts about [More]

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