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Unformatted text preview: 6.1-Symbols and TranslationForm recognition is facilitated through the introduction of special symbols called operators, or connectives.In propositional logicthe fundamental elements are whole statements (or propositions).A simple statement is one that does not contain any other statement as a component.Examples:Fast Foods tend to be unhealthy.James Joyce wrote Ulysses.Parakeets are colorful birds.The monk seal is threatened with extinction.A compound statementis one that contains at least one simple statement as a component.Examples:It is not the case that Al Qaeda is a humanitarian organization.Dianne Reeves sings jazz, and Christina Aguilera sings pop.Either people get serious about conservation or energy prices will sky rocket.If the world’s nations spurn international law, the future wars are guaranteed.The Broncos will win if and only if they run the ball.Using letters to stand for the simple statements, these compound statements may be represented as follows:It is not the case that A.It is not the case that A....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PHIL 1010 taught by Professor Canterbury during the Spring '08 term at Toledo.
- Spring '08