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"The best introduction to logic you will find."—Martin Gardner
"Professor Bennett entertains as she instructs," writes Publishers Weekly about the penetrating yet practical Logic Made Easy. This brilliantly clear and gratifyingly concise treatment of the ancient Greek discipline identifies the illogical in everything from street signs to tax forms. Complete with puzzles you can try yourself, Logic Made Easy invites readers to identify and ultimately remedy logical slips in everyday life. Designed with dozens of visual examples, the book guides you through those hair-raising times when logic is at odds with our language and common sense. Logic Made Easy is indeed one of those rare books that will actually make you a more logical human being.
|Introduction : logic is rare||11|
|3||A not tangles everything up||53|
|4||Some is part or all of all||64|
|6||When things are iffy||96|
|7||Syllogisms involving if, and, and or||118|
|9||Symbols that express our thoughts||145|
|10||Logic machines and truth tables||160|
|11||Fuzzy logic, fallacies, and paradoxes||173|
|12||Common logic and language||192|
|13||Thinking well : together||202|
Posted January 16, 2010
The author offers a readable text which shows that language, ordinary language is a tool to think and make correct inferences, but language is also an instrument that we deviate from these objectives. The author draws on studies and psychological experiments to substantiate what obstacles we must overcome to think logical correctness. The author also has sought to give a historical overview of some central concepts of classical logic. Includes a section on modern logic, including fuzzy logic (on which has a good opinion, unfortunately). I think it's an excellent book to be read by anyone without much preparation and without much time can you learn the basics of logic.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 27, 2009
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