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Ideas of Keith Devlin, by Text
[American, fl. 1996, Dean of Science at St Mary's College. Senior Researcher at Stanford University.]
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: 19001960 for pure logic, and 19501985 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
