- Paperback: 656 pages
- Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 2nd edition (November 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0226556115
- ISBN-13: 978-0226556116
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everything that Linguists have Always Wanted to Know about Logic . . . But Were Ashamed to Ask 2nd Edition
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McCawley updates and extensively revises his first edition --which covers such topics as presuppositional logic, the logic of mass terms and nonstandard quantifiers, and fuzzy logic--with new material on the logic of conditionals sentences, linguistic applications of type theory.
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This book (as is all of McCawley's other books) is an immense joy to read. Although the title makes the material inside this book sound like `logic for poets', this book goes into fair depth across fair breadth. Portions of the material covered lucidly overlaps with Irving Copi's _Symbolic Logic_ but gentler. Portions apply logic to a kind of transformational grammar. Portions explore quantifiers that demarcate multiple worldviews. Portions explore the establishment of different categories of truth. And nearly every concept in this book is presented in a gentle and lucid style of writing, speaking simultaneously to multiple audiences, each at a different level of expertise among several domains. If you are seeking a 100-page tersely-dense mathematical monograph, perhaps this is not the book that you are seeking. But if you are seeking the comprehensive owner's manual that effectively says through its style of writing `Welcome to the Logic Club! We are glad that you could arrive and join us as a lifelong member.', then this is the book for you.