Evil, Evil Everywhere (was Re: [oclug] Test Shows 99.99% of
linuxdoctor at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 4 11:05:23 EDT 2001
--- Francis Pinteric <linuxdoctor at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I learned mathematical logic from a book called "Symbolic Logic:
> Mathematical Basis of Reasoning" (I think) written in the 1950s
> I was about 11 or 12. THe guy who wrote it had his own method of
> deductive reasoning (quite different from what is taught in 1st
> logic courses) that is very suited to today's computers. It was a
> very exciting read I assure you.
Actually, it wasn't a different method of reasoning but a different
way of discribing it from the standard fairly confusing mathematics
of symbolic logic. His method was readable and understandable even
for a 12 year old. The text was used at the University of Michigan
based on a first year course.
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