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An Introduction To Logic & Scientific Method

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An Introduction to LOGIC and SCIENTIFIC METHOD BY MORRIS R. COHEN Department of Philosophy, College of the City of New York AND ERNEST NAGEL Department of Philosophy, Columbia University HARCOURT, BRACE WORLD, INC. NEW YORK AND BURLINGAME COPYRIGHT, 1934, BY EARCOTJRT, BRACE WORLD, INC, All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1934)
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Jan 01, 2016 Parnell rated it it was amazing
Don't let the publishing date fool you. This is a good book written with a very pure intention introducing logic, scientific method, and both subject's many constituent parts and interconnections.

The author digresses with grace and flow in appropriate places guiding the reader from fundamental technique and knowledge to its relevance in social, philosophical, personal, and human affairs. This is a book about becoming astute and discerning, about careful and critical thinking that may challenge i
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Sep 17, 2016 LovelyGirl rated it really liked it
Has a textbook feel about it. Those of you expecting to be entertained will be disappointed. Also, bear in mind that the book is written quite a long time ago, so it's a bit outdated (but not obsolete). Was of great use to me.
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“Yet it is unassailably true that so long as we lack omniscience and do not know all of the future, all our generalizations are fallible or only probable. And the history of human error shows that a general consensus, or widespread and unquestioned feeling of certainty, does not preclude the possibility that the future may show us to be in error.” 4 likes
“Logic may be conceived as ruling out what is absolutely impossible, and thus determining the field of what in the absence of empirical knowledge is abstractly possible.” 3 likes
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