Buy Logic 2Rev Ed by Wilfrid Hodges (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. How do you define logic? Logic is about consistency – but not about all types of consistency. For example, if a man supports Aresenal one day and Spurs the. Wilfrid Augustine Hodges, FBA (born 27 May ) is a British mathematician, known for his Hodges was President of the British Logic Colloquium, of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information and of the Division of .
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Logic by Wilfrid Hodges. If logkc man supports Arsenal one day and Spurs the next then he is fickle but not necessarily illogical.
From this starting point, and assuming no previous knowledge of logic, Wilfrid Hodges takes the reader through the whole gamut of logical expressions in a simple and lively way. Readers who are more mathematically adventurous will find optional sections introducing rather If a man supports Arsenal one day and Spurs the next then he is fickle but not necessarily illogical. Readers who are more mathematically adventurous will find optional sections introducing rather more challenging material.
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Lists with This Book. Feb 29, Honest rated it it was amazing. The first edition of this book has always been my very favorite of the dozens of introductory logic books that I have read. The man is funny and knows his stuff. He doesn’t abstract until the move is motivated or introduce formalities until they can be tied to something meaningful. It might be easier for a teacher to lay out the results, the worked-out system, and start explaining the pieces, and this is what plenty of authors do, but I find that a more difficult way to learn.
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Hodges starts with The first edition of this book has always been my very favorite of the dozens of introductory logic books that I have read. Hodges starts with what every child knows and lets things develop. He talks to you rather than at you.
Hhodges add more about what is covered when I get my copy of this edition. If I recall correctly, he doesn’t include a deduction system, and he probably doesn’t cover enough to satisfy someone interested in mathematical logic.
This is the best place to start, though, and should provide enough comfort and understanding to easily proceed to other books. It might be perfect for people whose main interest isn’t math or logic but a related field, e. The first edition had optional advanced or mathy sections marked off for your pleasure or passing. He also includes detailed explanations in the back to every single wilffid, which is especially wonderful for us independent learners.
The serious student hoxges finish the book in a week. Jun 18, Justin Wilfridd rated it really liked it Shelves: Solid intro to logic, which goes about its task in a for me odd way. Rather than teaching you a system of propositional calculus, then moving onto predicate logic, it kind of sort of recapitulates the reasons one might develop a propositional calculus in the first place, working from sentences and consistency, rather than arguments.
I have no idea how you’d do with this if you hadn’t done wiilfrid logic, but it makes for a good refresher. As ever in these books, some of the answers are either flat Solid intro to logic, which goes about its task in a for me odd way. As ever in these books, some of the answers are either flat out wrong, or feature typos.
I don’t mind that.
Proofreading this stuff must be a nightmare. Aug 06, Alexandre Guay added it.
Dec 09, Ladyfilosopher rated it really liked it. This was our course book during my undergraduate studies in philosophy. Critical thinking is essential to bridging the diversity of our discussions and points of view. Jul 28, Lucas Gili rated it liked it. The book was first published in and is published by Penguin. I thought the book was good although the explanations and information was very short. Sometimes a llgic was mentioned, the minimal amount of information is then given when I thought more information would have helped to come to understand the topic better, I guess I wanted a bit more than an introduction.
I learnt many things from the book and as a newcomer to elementary logic it took me a while to accustom myself to reading formu The book was first published in and is published by Penguin. I learnt many things from the book and as a newcomer to elementary logic it took me a while to accustom myself to reading formulae and tableau. Some of the examples and exercises tested my brain. Once I had reached the last 20 pages I had reached a new understanding and could work out the examples a lot more loggic than when I started.
I plan to move straight on to another logic book and see how I go. Mar 25, Ahmad Alhour rated it really liked it Shelves: This is by far one of the best introductions to Logic.
It was written as a First Course on Logic. The hodgex is dense, and full of exercises almost I like the book’s progression, it starts off by reasoning about logical concepts in ordinary language, and then developing the case for Propositional Logic and First-Order Predicate Logic, it finishes with a paged chapter on topics such as Liklihood, Intension, Modal Logic and Semantics.
Logic: An Introduction to Elementary Logic
I give the book 4 stars becuase the chapter on Predicate L This is by far one of the best introductions to Logic. I give the book 4 stars becuase the chapter on Predicate Logic was shorter more than it should be, and it left the solutions to the exercises somehow hard to grasp.
I think if the chapter was extended a little bit more, it would have been definitely a 5-stars book!! Jan 28, K rated it liked it. This was recommended for an introductory course in formal logic. This book is a solid introduction to propositional and predicate logic. Hodges is a good logician, with many philosophical sensitivities – this shows in his brief treatment of various ‘controversial’ or ‘bizarre’ aspects of contemporary logic.
I got a lot out of this book, particularly due to the vast number of exercises ranging from implementing phrase structure rules on natural language, to truth tables and predicate tableaux. One This was recommended for an introductory course in formal logic. One apparent problem is that Hodges introduces natural language tableaux from very early on, and that can be quite confusing for the beginner who hasn’t grasped the relevant rules.
Aug 28, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: This may well be a good book but it lost me after about the third chapter.
I knew very little about logic before starting and a little bit more now, but as an introduction it wasn’t that much help. One difficulty was that new information would be introduced in the sol;unions; so the author would set an exercise, which relied on material that he didn’t explain except in the solution to the exercise. It may be that this book is better for readers who know some logicrather th This may well be a good book but it lost me after about the third chapter.
It may be that this book is better for readers who know some logicrather than novices like me. Aug 03, Mike rated it really liked it.
This book is an introduction to logic. It assumes the reader is new to the subject, and doesn’t skimp on covering the basics. There are exercises at the end of each chapter, and answers to all at the end of the book. This one gets an extra star for picking clever sources for the text in its examples. Feb 05, Kulveer rated it really liked it. May 20, J rated it it was amazing. Particularly keen on the slippages and ambiguities between natural language expression and formalisation.
My only complaint is Hodge’s use of the tableau method for proofs, rather than natural deduction, which seems more popular, and to my eyes, more intuitive. Kevin rated it really liked it Oct 01, Vigilante rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Abe Something rated it liked it Jul 23, Michael Nicholl rated it liked it Jan 23, Tom Dop rated it really liked it Sep 08, Ed Cooke rated it did not like it Mar 17, JDE rated it really liked it Jul 20, Matthew Barnard rated it it was amazing May 26, Caleb rated it really liked it Oct 12, Damian rated it really liked it Jun 28, James Robinson rated it did not like it Oct 02, Adrianna Rondeau rated it it was ok Jan 15, Dan rated it liked it Jan 12, Laura Raud rated it really liked it May 17, Mike rated it it was amazing Dec 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.