Conjunction introduction (often abbreviated simply as conjunction) is a valid rule of inference of propositional logic. The rule makes it possible to introduce a conjunction into a logical proof. It is the inference that if the proposition p is true, and proposition q is true, then the logical conjunction of the two propositions p and q is true. For example, if it's true that it's raining, and it's true that I'm inside, then it's true that "it's raining and I'm inside". The rule can be stated:
where the rule is that wherever an instance of "" and "" appear on lines of a proof, a "" can be placed on a subsequent line.
The conjunction introduction rule may be written in sequent notation:
where and are propositions expressed in some logical system.
- Hurley, Patrick (1991). A Concise Introduction to Logic 4th edition. Wadsworth Publishing. pp. 346–51.
- Copi and Cohen
- Moore and Parker