Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Logic textbooks written by women

A conversation on twitter yesterday made me realize I couldn't name a single logic textbook written by a woman (other than my own draft book), where by "logic textbook" I intended to capture "book I could use as a primary text for an intro logic or advance logic course". Twitter to the rescue, I got lots of suggestions. So I've decided to collate them here. If there are any missing, please share in the comments.

I also received a couple suggestions for linguistics books:

Finally, someone else mentioned this, which isn't quite logic, but since it's logic-adjacent I'll happily include it:

(Last updated 07 April 17).

8 comments:

  1. Another well-known linguistics textbook with some logic in it is Henriette de Swart, Introduction to Natural Language Semanrics
    http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/I/bo3641537.html

    By the way, Sally Popcorn's introduction to modal logic was written under a nom de plume by a mail author, as far as I know.

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    1. If you know the nom de plume, I'll list the book, then! (And "Popcorn" has got to be one of the coolest surnames).

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    2. The author is Harold Simmons (one finds the name in the book itself, under the copyright)

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    3. Indeed the author is Harold Simmons. Sorry for the typo (mail instead of male) in my post above.

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  2. I co-authored a textbook _Three Views of Logic: Mathematics, Philosophy, and Computer Science_ by Donald W. Loveland, Richard E. Hodel and S. G. Sterrett. I (Susan G Sterrett) wrote the section on Philosophical Logic, which introduces and discusses relevance logic (due to Anderson, Belnap & Dunn) and a four valued semantics for it.

    -- The review in MAA Reviews is here: http://www.maa.org/press/maa-reviews/three-views-of-logic-mathematics-philosophy-and-computer-science, and
    -- The book page at Princeton is here: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10168.html

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  3. Understanding Symbolic Logic by Virginia Klenk appears to be missing from your list. The 5th edition of this book was my textbook for intro to logic as an undergrad.

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