Proof and Consequence is a rigorous, elegant introduction to classical first-order natural deductive logic; it provides an accurate and accessible first course in the study of formal systems. The text covers all the topics necessary for learning logic at the beginner and intermediate levels: this includes propositional and quantificational logic (using Suppes-style proofs) and extensive metatheory, as well as over 800 exercises.
Proof and Consequence provides exclusive access to the software application Simon, an easily downloadable program designed to facilitate an intuitive understanding of classical logic through the generation and analysis of proofs. It also aids with the representation of natural language sentences in the formal language. Equipped with nearly all the exercises found in the text, Simon helps students work efficiently and effectively by detecting and explaining errors in solutions as they proceed. Students can also submit assignments, view their own records, and check their standing in the class.
The complete logic package includes:
- The logic textbook, Proof and Consequence
- A very helpful study guide to the textbook, containing extra exercises, Simple Simon
- Access, through Simon, to the grading software, Simon Says, that allows students to submit assignments and track their grades
“Proof and Consequence is a thorough introduction to classical logic, including propositional and first order logic. An excellent choice for an introductory or middle-level logic student, it is well (and often charmingly) written, clear on points that are often fuzzy in other books, and follows a well-laid path through the material. It's a very nice book.” — Bryson Brown, University of Lethbridge