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Help needed with History of logic post-WWII[edit]

The article History of logic has been nominated for a featured article here. The nominating editor has asked for help concerning the post-WWII period (see this post). Any assistant would be appreciated

Request for input in discussion forum[edit]

Given the closely linked subjects of the various religion, mythology, and philosophy groups, it seems to me that we might benefit from having some sort of regular topical discussion forum to discuss the relevant content. I have put together the beginnings of an outline for such discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion/2011 meeting, and would very much appreciate the input of any interested editors. I am thinking that it might run over two months, the first of which would be to bring forward and discuss the current state of the content, and the second for perhaps some more focused discussion on what, if any, specific efforts might be taken in the near future. Any and all input is more than welcome. John Carter (talk)

Automated message by Project Messenger Bot from John Carter at 15:44, 5 April 2011

Apex fallacy[edit]

This article is nominated for deletion and there are claims it does not qualify as a logical fallacy. I am wondering if someone who is more familiar with what is and is not logical fallacy (like the definition of it, and if this concept applies or not) could clarify whether or not it is.

I am wondering if this might be an incarnation of an existing fallacy? In which case I could see moving to change it to a redirect to an existing page rather than having its own article. I just know too little about the breadth of different logical fallacies and their categories to recognize whether or not this is covered by an existing kind we have a page about. Ranze (talk) 17:23, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Introduction to Logic and getting involved in WikiProject Logic?[edit]

I have a friend, Swim, who is reasonably well-educated at the university level and intellectually switched-on, but no longer engaged in any formal courses of study and working in a non-thinking man's field. Swim edits Wikipedia in their spare time for fun and to stay mentally sharp, and is interested in getting involved in something like WikiProject Logic. However, Swim never took a class in logic or otherwise studied it beyond a basic intro to philosophy-type class as an undergraduate. Swim sees WikiProject Logic as a wonderful potential source of learning and knowledge, and would like to be able to contribute to the success of the project (and not just take from it by osmosis), but is thinking first to read at least one intro-to-Logic-type book (since a lot of Swim's time for reading unfortunately doesn't correspond to time when they can access the Internet). Is there a specific intro-to-logic book (mass-market or otherwise) that you seasoned veterans and experience project-members would recommend? Swim would really, really appreciate help cutting through the clutter and getting sorted with his reading on this topic before joining the WikiProject Logic. Thanks on behalf of Swim... Azx2 21:10, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

There's always my late mother's book, Jean E. Rubin (1990). Mathematical Logic: Applications and Theory. Saunders College Publishing. ISBN 0-03-012808-0. LCCN 89-043369. . I admit to having a financial interest in sales of the book.... I cannot recommend a philosophy-type book, and I'd like to see one. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 09:31, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Logic[edit]

Are there any objections for putting this up for deletion at MfD? It doesn't seem to be being used. Liz Read! Talk! 18:03, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Exception paradox[edit]

this came up at WP:FT/N and on researching it I see notability problems. The only real work I can find is a series of three books by one Nicholas Rescher, and while one of them was published by U. Pittsburgh Press [1] I find no other literature references to something by this name. If someone could suggest some other resolution to this besides deletion I would appreciate it; I understand the ideas but am not familiar enough with the field to be able to guess at a different name, for example. Mangoe (talk) 15:37, 27 May 2014 (UTC)