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IFL2, back to the drawing board …

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Help! Well, it’s not back to square one, but it is time to radically re-think plans for the shape of the book (and what will go into it, and what will survive as online supplements). Let me explain the problem — as all thoughts and comments will be gratefully received. Being retired has all kinds of upsides, but I can no longer buttonhole colleagues or long-suffering grad students over coffee. So, dear readers, it is your help and advice I seek! Background info. The first edition of my Intro to Formal Logic has a bit under 350 text pages between the prelims and the end matter. Of those, about 270 pages cover “core” material that will survive in rewritten form into the second edition (introductory chapters on the very idea of validity; PL languages and truth-table testing for tautological validity; extending this to deal with the conditional; explaining how QL languages work; defining validity for quantificational arguments; adding the identity predicate and functions to. . .

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News source: Logic Matters

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