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# Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You

Penetrating and practical, Logic Made Easy is filled with anecdotal histories detailing the often muddy relationship between language and logic. Complete with puzzles you can try yourself and questions you can use to raise your test scores, Logic Made Easy invites readers to identify and ultimately remedy logical slips in everyday life. Even experienced logicians will be s...more

Hardcover, 256 pages

Published
April 17th 2004
by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 2004)

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"the Sophistic turn of attaching value to thought only against what one was enabled to earn by it led many philosophers, and linguists, to develop the peculiar notion that the use of crisp formal logical laws was not amenable to normal language uses. Logic is a tool of oppression, realism is murder!, many of these cognoscenti said. Analytic ath...more

Jul 25, 2011
Aleisha Z Coleman
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yeah, right. still not easy...but logical! the thing i most like about this book is it names all the types of logic equations, so that if i ever became logical i would know the names of the logic. words like syllogisms, disjunctions, conjunctions, negations, conditions, biconditionals, fallacies, paradoxes and fuzzy logic. the reason i gave the book a three instead of a 4 would be the lack of multiple examples for dumb people like me....or even more explicit explanations for the examples given....more

Bennett meanders...more

A warning in advance...this book is a bit like reading a math book. You have to be interested in the subject to care about it, or benefit from it. And like math, you have to use the concepts or they'll erode over time.

If you're interested in an introductory course o...more

Jun 06, 2011
Dane
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philosophy

This was a fun read. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It is more an exposition on modern theories surrounding how humans reason incorrectly than on formal logic, but the book nevertheless is informative.

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