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Deductive logic and descriptive language

Frank R. Harrison

Deductive logic and descriptive language

by Frank R. Harrison

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Logic.

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    Statement[by] Frank R. Harrison, III.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBC71 .H25
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 534 p.
    Number of Pages534
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5686850M
    ISBN 100131972286
    LC Control Number69018891

    Henceforth, by ‘logic’ I mean deductive logic. Logic investigates inferences in terms of the arguments that represent them. Recall that an argument is a collection of statements (declarative sentences), one of which is designated as the conclusion, and the remainder of which are designated as the Size: KB. As Logic, then, must give some account of language, it seems desirable to explain how its treatment of language differs from that of Grammar and from that of Rhetoric. Grammar is the study of the words of some language, their classification and derivation, and of the rules of combining them, according to the usage at any time recognised and.

      Inductive vs. deductive reasoning. Date published Ap by Raimo Streefkerk. Date updated: Novem The main difference between inductive and deductive reasoning is that inductive reasoning aims at developing a theory while deductive reasoning aims at testing an existing theory.. Inductive reasoning moves from specific observations to broad generalizations, and deductive. Natural Language processing. Bill Clinton: "It depends on what the meaning of "is" is." The goal is to get a computer to where it can actually tell you what "is" means. Supervised and Unsupervised Methods to find "meaning" in language.

    By introducing students to deductive inferences in natural language, the book breaks new ground pedagogically. Cannon focuses on such topics as using a tableaux technique to assess inconsistency; using generative grammar; employing logical analyses of sentences; and dealing with quantifier expressions and syllogisms.   Deductive reasoning relies on a general statement or hypothesis—sometimes called a premise or standard—held to be true. The premise is used to reach a specific, logical conclusion. A common example is the if/then statement. If A = B and B = C, then deductive reasoning tells us that A = C. Deductive reasoning differs from inductive reasoning.


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Genre/Form: Einführung: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Harrison, Frank R., Deductive logic and descriptive language. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Deductive logic and descriptive language Hardcover – January 1, by Frank R Harrison (Author) › Visit Amazon's Frank R Harrison Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: 2. Deductive logic: Patrick Suppe's "Introduction to Logic", "Logic, language and meaning" by Gamut (a group of logicians) and Ted Sider's "Logic for Philosophy".

Inductive logic: Hugh Mellor's "Probability: a philosophical introduction". Also, I di. In this, Deductive Logic fills a real lacuna in logic-instruction and avoids the common pedagogical pitfalls of instruction via the tree method, where students find it rather mysterious why and how the method really works.

The book is written in a clear and lively style and contains numerous exercises of /5(7). A concise formal argument, using deductive logic, rooted in three well-established premises, can help us to answer these questions about rightful relations between human beings and anymals: Premise 1: The world’s dominant religious traditions teach human beings to avoid causing harm to anymals.

Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion.

Deductive reasoning goes in the same direction as that of the conditionals, and links premises with all premises are true, the terms are clear, and the rules of deductive logic are followed, then the conclusion reached is.

A deductive language is a computer programming language in which the program is a collection of predicates ('facts') and rules that connect them.

Such a language is used to create knowledge based systems or expert systems which can deduce answers to problem sets by applying the rules to the facts they have been given. An example of a deductive language is Prolog, or its database-query cousin. symbolized and manipulated by applying formal rules, Logic overlaps with Mathematics.

It is a branch of Philosophy because it was among the ancient Greek philosophers more than years ago that Logic was first explored in a systematic way as a study of argument and reasoning. TheFile Size: KB. deductive reasoning. This entry surveys three topics – the relationship between deductive reasoning and logic, the main psychological models of deductive reasoning, and the While logic does not provide a descriptive theory of reasoning, it is widely language-like representations.

In an inference, reasoners construct models that File Size: 33KB. Deductive research approach explores a known theory or phenomenon and tests if that theory is valid in given circumstances. It has been noted that “the deductive approach follows the path of logic most closely.

The reasoning starts with a theory and leads to a new hypothesis. This hypothesis is put to the test by confronting it with. In this, Deductive Logic fills a real lacuna in logic-instruction and avoids the common pedagogical pitfalls of instruction via the tree method, where students find it rather mysterious why and how the method really works.

The book is written in a clear and lively style and contains numerous exercises of. deduction, in logic, form of inference such that the conclusion must be true if the premises are example, if we know that all men have two legs and that John is a man, it is then logical to deduce that John has two legs.

Logicians contrast deduction with induction, in which the conclusion might be false even when the premises are true. Deduction has to do with necessity; induction. This book brings together both theoretical and empirical research directed toward the role of strategies in deductive reasoning.

It offers the first systematic attempt to discuss the role of strategies for deductive reasoning. The empirical chapters correspond well with the main issues in the study of deduction, namely propositional reasoning, spatial reasoning, and syllogistic reasoning.4/5(1).

Deduction & Induction. Table of Contents; Foundations; Philosophy of Research; Deduction & Induction; Deduction & Induction. In logic, we often refer to the two broad methods of reasoning as the deductive and inductive approaches. Deductive reasoning works from the more general to the more specific.

Sometimes this is informally called a “top-down” approach. Phil Introduction to Deductive Logic Autumn MICHAEL HALLETT E-mail: [email protected] Office: Ferrier Office Hours To be Announced.

Lectures: Mondays and Wednesdays: – Adams Auditorium Conference: 1 hour weekly—TBA (usually on Thursday or Friday).

Summary of Material. This course examines the main elements of deductive logic, one of the. Inductive reasoning is open-ended and exploratory especially at the beginning. On the other hand, deductive reasoning is narrow in nature and is concerned with testing or confirming hypothesis.

Properties of Deduction. In a valid deductive argument, all of the content of the conclusion is present, at least implicitly, in the premises. He was Professor of Philosophy at University College London. His works include: The Theory of Logic (), Logic: Deductive and Inductive (), The Metaphysics of Nature (), Natural and Social Morals (), The Origin of Man and of His Superstitions () and Man and His Superstitions ().

Deductive reasoning was first described by the ancient Greek philosophers such as Aristotle. Inductive reasoning is the process of reasoning from the specific to the general. Inductive reasoning is supported by inductive logic, for example: From specific propositions such as: This raven is a black bird.

This rifle recoils when it is fired. An inductive argument, sometimes considered bottom-up logic, is one in which premises offer strong support for a conclusion, but one that is not a certainty. This is an argument in which the premises are supposed to support the conclusion in such a way that if the premises are true, it is improbable that the conclusion would bethe conclusion follows probably from the.

In deductive research a hypothesis is derived from existing theory and the empirical world is then explored, and data are collected, in order to test the hypothesis. An inductive approach is where the researcher begins with as few preconceptions as possible, allowing theory to emerge from the data.

The primary aim of this book is to describe and examine contemporary theory and research findings on the topic of the nature, origin, and development of deductive reasoning. The field of cognitive psychology is dedicated to the investigation of a broad array of processes including perception, representation, thinking, language, and memory.Upcoming from Broadview Press An Independent Publisher Since St.

SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 1N3 Philosophy Editor Mr. Stephen Latta [email protected] truth-function operator ¬ is called “not” or “negation” or “inversion”. The table (known as a truth table) can be read as: “Whenever p is true then not p is false and whenever p is false, then not p is true.”.

Deductive logic is an abstract conceptual deductive logic, statements are assigned a truth-value of either true or false; there is no maybe.