Symbolic logic. Symbolic logic is the branch of mathematics that makes use of symbols to express logical ideas. This method makes it possible to manipulate ideas mathematically in much the same way that numbers are manipulated. Most people are already familiar with the use of letters and other symbols to represent both numbers and concepts.What is symbolic logic useful for?
A knowledge of symbolic logic is useful in studying advanced math. In the "softer" liberal arts, a knowledge of symbolic logic is useful because it makes clear the limited applicability of logic! The word "logical" , in common speech, is used to mean "true", "plausible", "realistic" etc.What is philosophy in Symbolic Logic?
Symbolic logic is by far the simplest kind of logic-it is a great time-saver in argumentation. Additionally, it helps prevent logical confusion. The modern development begin with George Boole in the 19th century. Symbolic logic can be thought of as a simple and flexible shorthand: