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By Merrie Bergmann

This quantity is an obtainable advent to the topic of many-valued and fuzzy good judgment appropriate to be used in correct complex undergraduate and graduate classes. The textual content opens with a dialogue of the philosophical matters that supply upward thrust to fuzzy common sense - difficulties coming up from imprecise language - and returns to these concerns as logical structures are offered. For historic and pedagogical purposes, three-valued logical structures are provided as worthy intermediate platforms for learning the foundations and conception at the back of fuzzy good judgment.

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2 we pointed out that we could take one of several pairs of connectives as primitive and define the rest in terms of these. 4 we took advantage of this fact: the axiomatic system CLA uses only two connectives, since formulas containing the other connectives can be rewritten using the two connectives ¬ and → that appear in CLA. There is an important related theoretical issue to which we now turn. First, we formally define the concept of a truth-function: a truth-function is a function that maps truth-values to truth-values.

So, for example, phrases corresponding to the four rows of the neither-nor function template are, respectively, P ∧ Q, P ∧ ¬Q, ¬P ∧ Q, and ¬P ∧ ¬Q. Note that each of these phrases is true exactly when P and Q have the truth-values in its corresponding row. Next we form a disjunction of the phrases corresponding to the rows that have T to the right of the vertical line, thus producing a formula in disjunctive normal form. In the case of the neither-nor function there is one such row, the fourth, so we form the 33 P1: RTJ 9780521881289c02 CUNY1027/Bergmann 34 978-0 521 88128 9 November 24, 2007 17:15 Review of Classical Propositional Logic “disjunction” of the single phrase for that row: ¬P ∧ ¬Q.

14 ¬A → ((¬B → ¬A) → (A → B)) 15 (¬A → ((¬B → ¬A) → (A → B))) → 12,13 MP CL2, with ¬A / P, ¬B → ¬A / Q, A → B / R ((¬A → (¬B → ¬A)) → (¬A → (A → B))) 16 (¬A → (¬B → ¬A)) → (¬A → (A → B)) 5. 17 ¬A → (A → B) 14,15 MP 11,16 MP P1: RTJ 9780521881289c02A CUNY1027/Bergmann 26 978-0 521 88128 9 November 24, 2007 17:24 Review of Classical Propositional Logic Shorter derivations are certainly possible—for example, in this case we did not need to derive the formula on line 11 since it already appears on line 6; our point here was to illustrate the mechanical conversion procedure introduced in the proof of the Deduction Theorem, a procedure that shows that we can always convert a derivation of Q from P into a proof of P → Q.

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