Conjunction introduction (often abbreviated simply as conjunction and also called and introduction) 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 is true that "it's raining", and it is true that "I'm inside", then it is true that "it's raining and I'm inside". The rule can be stated:
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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:
- Hurley, Patrick (1991). A Concise Introduction to Logic 4th edition. Wadsworth Publishing. pp. 346–51.
- Copi and Cohen
- Moore and Parker