symbolic logic


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symbolic logic

n.
A treatment of formal logic in which a system of symbols is used to represent quantities and relationships. Also called mathematical logic.

symbolic logic

n
(Logic) another term for formal logic

symbol′ic log′ic


n.
a modern development of formal logic employing a special notation or symbolism capable of manipulation in accordance with precise rules. Also called mathematical logic.
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Noun1.symbolic logic - any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validitysymbolic logic - any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity
logical system, system of logic, logic - a system of reasoning
Boolean algebra, Boolean logic - a system of symbolic logic devised by George Boole; used in computers
propositional calculus, propositional logic - a branch of symbolic logic dealing with propositions as units and with their combinations and the connectives that relate them
functional calculus, predicate calculus - a system of symbolic logic that represents individuals and predicates and quantification over individuals (as well as the relations between propositions)
modal logic - a system of logic whose formal properties resemble certain moral and epistemological concepts
fuzzy logic - a form of mathematical logic in which truth can assume a continuum of values between 0 and 1
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As suggested above, one source was formal symbolic logic, such as found in the work of the philosopher Gottlob Frege (1848-1925).
In the formalist view, it is the investigation of axiomatically defined abstract structures using symbolic logic and mathematical notation; other views are described in Philosophy of mathematics.
Though in both buildings the idea of the megastructure is differently expressed, the underlying formal and symbolic logic had common denominators.
A first edition copy of Carroll's book, Symbolic Logic, Part 1, Elementary, which he signed and gave to Edith, sold for pounds 4,080.
Taking a more modest and secular approach to mathematics, the door was left open to anti-religious agendas for symbolic logic that went far beyond merely bypassing theological justification and approbation for mathematical truths.
Symbolic logic, Boole believed, would strip the ambiguities and inconsistencies present in religious dialogue and point toward a "divine plane where all knowledge converged into God's Truth" (105).
These include major advances in mathematics and symbolic logic, the development of evolutionary theory, Maxwell's field theory, relativity theory and quantum theory.
Piotr Balcerowicz, in "Implications of the Buddhist-Jaina Dispute over the Fallacious Example in [Dharmakrrtrsl Nyaya-Bindu and [Siddharsigani's] Nyayavalara-Vivrti," demonstrates at least three things: first, that in his discussion of the "fallacious example," the Jaina Siddharsigani unquestionably drew upon the work of the Buddhist Dharmaklrti, at times adopting identical wording; second, that Siddharsigani made an important and streamlining philosophical modification to the discussion by removing the "illustrative example" as an integral component, of the proof; and third, that because the Indian philosophers, unlike their Greek counterparts, did not use symbolic logic, we are better able to reconstruct historical influences and determine personal biases among the philosophers.
The idea is simple Three overlapping circles intersect to create eight distinct areas Despite their simplicity, such diagrams can be used to represent complex logical propositions and algebraic statements In charting the history of Venn diagrams, Edwards reveals that John Venn devised the diagrams in the late 1880s in an effort to create a symbolic logic, Since then, the diagrams have permeated art and economics, as well as mathematics and logic.
But you won't soon see education experts proclaim that "the spread of mobile phone text messaging is allowing students to expand their facility with symbolic logic and to apply it in new and creative ways.
A first or second undergraduate course in symbolic logic is probably sufficient for most of the book, all but the sections and exercises on metatheory, which are marked as optional.

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