1997 | Goodbye Descartes |
Ch. 1 | p.7 | 8072 | Sentences of apparent identical form can have different contextual meanings |
Ch. 1 | p.7 | 8073 | How do we parse 'time flies like an arrow' and 'fruit flies like an apple'? |
Ch. 2 | p.24 | 8075 | Space and time are atomic in the arrow, and divisible in the tortoise |
Ch. 2 | p.27 | 8076 | The distinction between sentences and abstract propositions is crucial in logic |
Ch. 2 | p.43 | 8081 | 'No councillors are bankers' and 'All bankers are athletes' implies 'Some athletes are not councillors' |
Ch. 2 | p.48 | 8082 | Where a conditional is purely formal, an implication implies a link between premise and conclusion |
Ch. 4 | p.80 | 8085 | Modern propositional inference replaces Aristotle's 19 syllogisms with modus ponens |
Ch. 4 | p.83 | 8086 | Predicate logic retains the axioms of propositional logic |
Ch. 4 | p.85 | 8087 | Golden ages: 1900-1960 for pure logic, and 1950-1985 for applied logic |
Ch. 5 | p.111 | 8088 | People still say the Hopi have no time concepts, despite Whorf's later denial |
Ch. 8 | p.192 | 8089 | Montague's intensional logic incorporated the notion of meaning |
Ch. 8 | p.207 | 8091 | Situation theory is logic that takes account of context |
Ch.11 | p.261 | 8092 | Logic was merely a branch of rhetoric until the scientific 17th century |