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.

*Logic of Mathematics: A Modern Course of Classical Logic*, by Zofia Adamowicz & Pawel Zbierski*Fundamentals of Symbolic Logic*, by Alice Ambrose and Morris Lazerowitz*An Introduction to Many-Valued and Fuzzy Logic: Semantics, Algebras, and Derivation Systems*, by Merrie Bergmann*The Logic Book*, by Merrie Bergmann, James Moor, & Jack Nelson.*Philosophy of Logics*, by Susan Haack (this couldn't*quite*serve as a primary textbook, but could definitely be a very heavily used secondary book).*Elements of Logic as a Science of Propositions*, by Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1890).
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/emily-elizabeth-constance-jones/
*Understanding Symbolic Logic*, by Virginia Klenk*An Introduction to Symbolic Logic*, by Susanne K. Langer*Structural Proof Theory*, by Sara Negri & Jan van Plato*Proof Analysis*, by Sara Negri & Jan van Plato*Dual Tableaux: Foundations, Methodology, Case Studies*, by Ewa Orlowska & Joanna Golińska-Pilarek*An Algebraic Approach to Non-Classical Logics*, by Helena Rasiowa.*Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking*, by Merrilee H. Salmon*The Logical Status of Diagrams*, by Sun-Joo Shin*First Steps in Modal Logic*, by Harold Simmons (nom de plume for Sally Popkorn)- A Modern Introduction to Logic (1930), by Susan Stebbing
- Logic in Practice (1934), by Susan Stebbing
- A Modern Elementary Logic (1943), by Susan Stebbing
*Three Views of Logic: Mathematics, Philosophy, and Computer Science*, by Donald W. Loveland, Richard E. Hodel, & S.G. Sterrett

I also received a couple suggestions for linguistics books:

*Mathematical Methods in Linguistics*, by Barbara Partee*Semantics in General Grammar*, by Irene Heim & Angelika Kratzer.*Introduction to Natural Language Semantics*, by Henriette de Swart.

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

*A Philosophical Introduction to Probability*, by Maria Carla Galavotti

(Last updated 20 November 17).

Another well-known linguistics textbook with some logic in it is Henriette de Swart, Introduction to Natural Language Semanrics

ReplyDeletehttp://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.

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

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

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

DeleteI 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.

ReplyDelete-- 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

Thanks! I've added it.

DeleteUnderstanding 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.

ReplyDeleteThanks! I'll add it.

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