The Logic Manual

ISBN : 9780199587841

Volker Halbach
208 Pages
153 x 233 mm
Pub date
Aug 2010
Send mail

The Logic Manual is a clear and concise introduction to logic for beginning philosophy students. It offers a complete introductory course, guiding the reader carefully through the topics in logic that are most important for the study of philosophy. It covers propositional and predicate logic with and without identity. It includes an account of the semantics of these languages including definitions of truth and satisfaction. Natural deduction is used as a proof system. Volker Halbach introduces the essential concepts through examples and informal explanations as well as through abstract definitions. The Logic Manual provides the best entry to the general abstract way of thinking about language, logic, and semantics which is characteristic of contemporary philosophy. Exercises, examples, and sample examination papers are provided on an accompanying website.


1. Sets, Relations, and Arguments
2. Syntax and Semantics of Propositional Logic
3. Formalisation in Propositional Logic
4. The Syntax of Predicate Logic
5. The Semantics of Predicate Logic
6. Natural Deduction
7. Formalisation in Predicate Logic
8. Identity and Definite Descriptions
Natural Deduction Rules

About the author: 

Volker Halbach is Reader and CUF Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.