• Title: The Power of Logic
  • Author: Frances Howard-Snyder Daniel Howard-Snyder Ryan Wasserman
  • ISBN: 9780073407371
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Power of Logic This brief and flexible introductory level text is designed to illustrate the power of logic as a tool for critical thinking in various facets of life by increasing students ability to understand ana
    This brief and flexible introductory level text is designed to illustrate the power of logic as a tool for critical thinking in various facets of life by increasing students ability to understand, analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments The Power of Logic provides balanced coverage of informal logic, traditional categorical logic, and modern symbolic logic The authThis brief and flexible introductory level text is designed to illustrate the power of logic as a tool for critical thinking in various facets of life by increasing students ability to understand, analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments The Power of Logic provides balanced coverage of informal logic, traditional categorical logic, and modern symbolic logic The authors direct and accessible writing style, along with a wealth of relevant examples and imaginative exercises, make this an ideal text for today s logic classes.

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    1. This is a clear and engaging introduction to deductive and symbolic logic with one chapter on inductive logic. The chapters sequentially build on one another, and the text provides argument examples from various sources including pop-culture, politics, and philosophy.

    2. The first word that comes to mind when attempting to summarize this book is "mediocre". The book teaches a basic understanding of formal logic, but spreads it out over some five hundred pages (that's excluding the answer key, index, etc) without going into greater detail about anything in particular - it's simply too much fluff.Irving M. Copi's "Symbolic Logic" is a much more concise summary of the foundational principles of formal logic. Mark Sainsbury's "Logical Forms: An Introduction to Philo [...]

    3. One of -- if not the -- most effective book on logic I've come across. As is common with such books, the authors spend time explaining about syllogism, truth tables, etc. However it's more about how they are explained that takes the cake.Extraordinarily flowing prose (for this kind of book!), plenty of examples, counterexamples, and how to dissect arguments properly. A pleasant surprise happened at the last chapter: they included note on Bayesian Logic! Which is nice considering.5 stars, would r [...]

    4. This book was hard for me to follow. The authors seemed to repeat themselves quite often. The definitions they used were not clear and were not well thought out.

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