Logic: An Introduction

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Routledge, 2006 - Philosophy - 225 pages
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The methods of logic are essential to an understanding of philosophy and are crucial in the study of mathematics, computing, linguistics and many other subjects. Introducing the major concepts and techniques involved in the study of logic, this authoritative book explores both formal and philosophical logic, and the ways in which we can achieve good reasoning. Individual chapters include:

* Propositions and Arguments
* Truth Tables
* Trees
* Conditionality
* Natural Deduction
* Predicates, Names and Quantifiers
* Definite Descriptions.

This exceptionally clear introduction to the subject is ideally suited to students taking introductory courses in logic.

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This book is not written well.
-many mistakes, which are published online- it took half an hour to go though the book and correct all the listed errors
-writing style not engaging
-overly
complicated- had to supplement this "introductory" book with "Logic for Dummies" which had the same explanations but put much more simply
-answers for exercises are online, which is annoying
Overall I do not recommend this book as an introduction to logic- for me it did more harm than good!
 

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This the book is used in my school's logic course and honestly, i find it terribly written. Rules are stated as a matter of fact without explaination of how they work and it hack back to the days before colledge when students memorize rules instead of understanding them. There are also quite a number of errors in the book but i guess the publishing editor can not be blamed since he probably was hard put to understand what is written. The only saving grace is that the book is short, which perhaps is the reason for the horror within. I recommend buying a textbook which offers better and more detailed explainations. 

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