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Introduction To Logic

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Introduction to Logic offers one of the most clear, interesting and accessible introductions to what has long been considered one of the most challenging subjects in philosophy. Harry Gensler engages students with the basics of logic through practical examples and important arguments both in the history of philosophy and from contemporary philosophy. Using simple and manag...more
Hardcover, 399 pages
Published December 28th 2001 by Routledge
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Extremely helpful. I am no logician and though my field of study is very much conversant in and with philosophy both past and present, I found myself in need of a quick refresher of everything I had learned (and promptly forgotten) about Logic proper from my undergraduate studies.

Enter Gensler, who here does a fine job of succinctly and thoroughly providing no more and no less of what is needed. A concise logical argument should be able to be made, recognized, and supported after a reading of t...more
Michael A
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It's a fine introduction to symbolic logic and many different types of formal logical systems. Chapter 2 covers basic syllogistic logic, then it gets into more classical logic in chapters 6 through 9. Once you've learned about propositional and quantificational logic, it moves on to modal logic (10/11) , deontic/imperative logic (12), and belief logic (13). The way these build on each other and the way you learn in tiny bits is a...more
i only covered three chapters in this book, but the class was a nightmare! i cant understand it and its just been a terrible experience. i wouldn't wish this class, or book, on my worst enemy. So glad that the class is basically over.
Lucas Gili
This was a good and enjoyable book for me as an introduction to logic as it wasn't too heavy-going. Overall I recommend it as one of the first books to read on the subject as it's more accessible.
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