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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
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Hardcover, 399 pages

Published
December 28th 2001
by Routledge
(first published December 13th 2001)

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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

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

Sep 17, 2012
Defaceo
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logic-and-paradoxes

Harry J. Gensler's Introduction to Logic is an overall introduction to basic logic(s). Overall a strong one with a noticable weak point. One of it's most firstly distinctive features is the downloadable software LogiCola, which turns out to be a very useful tool for revising, but be wary, writing down your exercises is important in properly digesting the material. Also, the examples and exercises from the book are much more interesting and philosophically inclined.

The explanations of proofs and ...more

The explanations of proofs and ...more

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May 02, 2011
Danielle
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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.

Nov 09, 2015
Jessica Walters
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The most comprehensive guide to logic I have ever read. It explains the reasoning behind the theory as opposed to just showing you how to solve the problems.

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