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Logic (Trinity Paper, #9)

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Sixteen hundred years ago Augustine wrote, "The science of reasoning is of very great service in searching into and unraveling all sorts of questions that come up in Scripture....The validity of logical sequences is not a thing devised by men, but it is observed and noted by them that they may be able to learn and teach it; for it exists eternally in the reason of things, ...more
Hardcover, 140 pages
Published (first published June 1985)
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Davey Ermold
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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In my near-thirty years of life, I've never had lessons in logic. I've had little bits here and there, and I knew how to construct some semblance of an argument, but this is the first time I've ever actually read regarding the subject. This book serves as an excellent primer to the introduction of the study of logic.

It includes some exercises, but I wish that the answers to and explanations of the exercises would be available. In the book's brevity, it sometimes was too terse. Nevertheless, it w
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Jimmy
In reviewing this book, I have to preface it by saying I finished it during my honeymoon. Reading a book on logic might not sound like the most romantic read for such an occasion, but under other circumstances others might enjoy this book more. From the corpus of other Clarkian works published by the Trinity Foundation, one discovers that this book was used by Clark to teach logic both inside and outside the classroom with college students. The way Clark goes about teaching logic is different th ...more
Seth
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book, along with the Lecture series available from TrinityFoundation.org, were extremely helpful in teaching me how to think logically, that is correctly, that is the way God thinks. It is deplorable that logic is not the foundation of any type of education system.
Carlos Montijo
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy, reference
The best book on logic that I know of.
Gwen Burrow
Jun 30, 2009 rated it liked it
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Reduces the "logos" of John 1:1 to pure "logic," and that I do not like.
David
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Essential text on logic and reasoning. Clark presents an advanced, deep-dive into the primary elements of logic. Numerous tables and graphical illustrations are provided to aid in categorization. Why isn't this mandatory study material for all high-schools or at least college freshmen?
Douglas Wilson
May 03, 2009 rated it liked it
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Good.
Leah
Aug 10, 2011 added it
Hard for me to follow his A/B/C/D diagrams and seemed a little long winded. Finally caught on to what he was saying in the last few chapters. Short, though, but dense.
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Gordon Haddon Clark was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian. He was a primary advocate for the idea of presuppositional apologetics and was chairman of the Philosophy Department at Butler University for 28 years. He was an expert in pre-Socratic and ancient philosophy and was noted for his rigor in defending propositional revelation against all forms of empiricism and rationalism, in ...more
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