Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

by Lewis Carroll


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Over 350 ingenious problems involving classical logic: logic expressed in symbols; syllogisms and the sorites diagrammed; logic as a game played with 2 diagrams and a set of counters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486204925
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/01/1958
Series: Dover Recreational Math Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,169,248
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Lewis Carroll (1832–98) was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are rich repositories of his sparkling gifts for wordplay, logic, and fantasy.

Date of Birth:

January 27, 1832

Date of Death:

January 14, 1898

Place of Birth:

Daresbury, Cheshire, England

Place of Death:

Guildford, Surrey, England


Richmond School, Christ Church College, Oxford University, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1857

Table of Contents

Book I. Things and Their Attributes
I. Introductory
II. Classification
III. Division
§1. Introductory
§2. Dichotomy
IV. Names
V. Definitions
Book II. Propositions
I. Propositions Generally
§1. Introductory
§2. Normal form of a Proposition
§3. Various kinds of Propositions
II. Propositions of Existence
III. Propositions of Relation
§1. Introductory
§2. Reduction of a Proposition of Relation to Normal form
§3. "A Proposition of Relation, beginning with "All," is a Double Proposition"
§4. "What is implied, in a Proposition of Relation, as to the Reality of its Terms?"
§5. Translation of a Proposition of Relation into one or more Propositions of Existence
Book III. The Biliteral Diagram
I. Symbols and Cells
II. Counters
III. Representation of Propositions
§1. Introductory
§2. Representation of Propositions of Existence
§3. Representation of Propositions of Relation
IV. "Interpretation of Biliteral Diagram, when Marked with Counters"
Book IV. The Triliteral Diagram
I. Symbols and Cells
II. "Representation of Propositionsin Terms of X and M, or of Y and M"
§1. "Representation of Propositions of Existence in terms of x and m, or of y and m"
§2. "Representation of Propositions of Relation in terms of x and m, or of y and m"
III. "Representation of two propositions of relation, one in terms of x and m, and the other in terms of y and m, on the same diagram"
IV. "Interpretation, in terms of x and y, of triliteral diagram, when marked with counters or digits"
Book V. Syllogisms
I. Introductory
II. Problems in Syllogisms
§1. Introductory
§2. Given a Pair of Propositions of Relation
§3. Given a Trio of Propositions of Relation
Book VI. The Method of Subscripts
I. Introductory
II. Representation of propositions of relation
III. Syllogisms
§1. Representation of Syllogisms
§2. Formula for Syllogisms
§3. Fallacies
§4. Method of proceeding with a given Pair of Propositions
Book VII. Soriteses
I. Introductory
II. Problems in Soriteses
§1. Introductory
§2. Solution by Method of Separate Syllogisms
§3. Solution by Method of Underscoring
Book VIII. "Examples, with answers and solutions"
I. Examples
§1. Propositions of Relation
§2. Pairs of Abstract Propositions
§3. Marked Triliteral Diagrams
§4. Pairs of Abstract Propositions
§5. Pairs of Concrete Propositions
§6. Trios of Abstract Propositions
§7. Trios of Concrete Propositions
§8. Sets of Abstract Propositions
§9. Sets of Concrete Propositions
II. Answers
III. Solutions
§1. Propositions of Relation reduced to normal form
§2. Method of Diagrams
§3. Method of Subscripts
"Appendix, addressed to teachers"
Notes to Appendix

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