Logic and Philosophy

  • An Integrated Introduction

  • by William H. Brenner

  • 228 pages, 6.00 x 9.00

  • Paperback | 9780268012991 | September 1993

  • Hardcover | 9780268013028 | September 1993

  • eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268085544 | September 1993

  • eBook (EPUB) | 9780268158989 | September 1993


The dual purpose of this volume—to provide a distinctively philosophical introduction to logic, as well as a logic-oriented approach to philosophy—makes this book a unique and worthwhile primary text for logic and/or philosophy courses. Logic and Philosophy covers a variety of elementary formal and informal types of reasoning, including a chapter on traditional logic that culminates in a treatment of Aristotle's philosophy of science; a truth-functional logic chapter that examines Wittgenstein's philosophy of language, logic, and mysticism; and sections on induction, analogy, and fallacies that incorporate material on mind-body dualism, pseudoscience, the "raven paradox," and proofs of God.

Throughout the book Brenner highlights passages and ideas from various prominent philosophers, and discusses at some length the work of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, and Wittgenstein.