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Introduction to Logic: Propositional Logic, Revised Edition

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Designed to make logic interesting and accessible--without sacrificing content or rigor--this classic introduction to contemporary propositional logic explains the symbolization of English sentences and develops formal-proof, truth-table, and truth-tree techniques for evaluating arguments. An accompanying computer tutorial program, PropLogic, is available on CD-ROM in tw ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published November 6th 1999 by Pearson (first published February 1984)
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David E
I believe Pospesel knows his material. Working through it in connection with an introductory logic class, I was frequently frustrated. If you try and rush through the book, you will find frustration. My "Introduction to Logic" instructor had his own "Course Packet" that he wrote to simplify the material. This "Course Packet" (a.k.a. 'CP') was great and worked well with this book to survive the course.
As I said, I was "rushing" through the book. Since I didn't sell the book back to the college,
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Ben W
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Great text. I used this in an Introductory Formal Logic course (along with Pospesel's text on Predicate Logic), housed in the Philosophy department. I came from a Mathematics background, so I found most of the exercises very simple and at times boring, yet for the most part they were fun to complete, and there are a number of genuinely difficult problems throughout. This text is especially helpful in that it has many "real-world", practical examples to think through, as opposed to being a purely ...more
Benjamin Uke
Designed to make logic interesting and accessible-without sacrificing content or rigor- at least that was the intent. One gets the impression they tried to have their cake and eat it too. Had I not been constantly going to third parties to understand logic-trees, I would have had quite the time of it.

Still, a fascinating perspective.
Nancy Goldberg Wilks
Interesting approach - but (so far) I think it's going to be a challenge teaching from this book.
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