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Logical Studies in Early Analytic Philosophy / Nino B. Cocchiarella.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, 1987.
Collection of essays dealing with the development of analytic philosophy
in the first quarter of the 20th century. There are logical reconstructions
and criticisms of articles and writers during the period covered. Some
of the essays use symbols and advanced syllogisms. This is an advanced-level
work which is not for beginners. The references are located at the back
of each essay, and the index is at the back of the book.
Buddhist Logic / F. Th. Stcherbatskoi. 2 volumes. Dover Publications,
This work is an explanation of the system of logic created in India
in the 6th and 7th centuries A.D. by Dignana and Dharmakirti. It contains
doctrine and forms of syllogisms. There is also theory on the part of
pure sensation, reliability of knowledge, and the reality of the outside
world (the equivalent of epistemology in Western thought). There are
graphs, tables, and charts. A long introduction functions as a broad
background essay on the Buddhist logical system. Some of the theories
described include reality and knowledge, the theory of instantaneous
being, causation, sense perception, ultimate reality, judgment, inference,
syllogism, and logical fallacies. In addition, there are also sections
on negative judgment, the law of contradiction, universals, dialectic,
and the reality of the external world. There are separate indexes in
the back for Sanskrit, European, and Tibetan names. There is also an
index of main logical terms which includes definitions.
Introduction to Logic / Irving M. Copi. 6th ed. New York : McMillan,
Details the methods and principles used by scientists and philosophers
to reason properly and correctly. Covers Aristotelian logical systems.
Textbook style for introductory-level college classes. Begins with simple
terms, brings in advanced syllogisms, symbols, and formulae gradually.
Contains exercises and examples, with answers in the back. There is
also an index in the back. Topics discussed include fallacies, use of
language, definition, categorical propositions, categorical syllogisms,
and arguments in ordinary language. Also includes symbolic logic, deduction,
quantification theory, relations, analogy & probable inference,
casual connections, science & hypothesis, truth & validity,
Introduction to Symbolic Logic and its Applications / Tudolf
Carnap; translated by William H. Meyer. New York : Dover Publications,
Discusses the use of syllogisms and language in logical systems. The
book includes a bibliography and an index at the end. The work is relatively
advanced--this book is best used by those who have a background in logic
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