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Best Books on Logic

Sharpen your reasoning skills with the elite selection of books on logic, repeatedly featured for their exceptional ability to teach critical thinking and rational analysis.

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Being Logical
A Guide to Good Thinking
D. Q. McInerny - 2005-05-10 (first published in 2004)
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Unlock the power of logic with this concise yet comprehensive guide by D.Q. McInerny. Whether you're a student, teacher, or professional, logic is critical to your ability to think, analyze, argue, and communicate. With a focus on clear and effective reasoning, McInerny explores every major type of argument, from the syllogistic to the conditional, and shows you how to recognize and avoid the most common errors of logic. Written in accessible language and featuring numerous examples, Being Logical is a must-have classic that promises to be as indispensable as The Elements of Style.
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A Rulebook for Arguments
Anthony Weston - 2000-01-01 (first published in 1986)
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"Master the Art of Argument Writing with This Popular Guide" - This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to improve their argument writing and assessment skills. Organized into specific rules, this concise and internationally translated primer offers straightforward guidance on how to construct and assess sound arguments. With a new chapter on oral arguments and updated examples, this fourth edition is a must-have for writers in all disciplines.
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A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Graham Priest - 2001-01-10 (first published in 2000)
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Discover the exciting and philosophical roots of logic in this accessible and engaging introduction. Graham Priest challenges the notion that logic has little relevance to real life and shows how modern formal logic deals with issues ranging from God to probability. Learn the basics of formal logic without being bogged down in technical terms, and explore the power of this logical philosophy. This new edition also covers topics such as algorithms, axioms, and proofs in mathematics. Part of the Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press, this pocket-sized book is the perfect way to quickly get ahead in a new subject.
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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Ludwig Wittgenstein - 2001-09-01 (first published in 1921)
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This philosophical masterpiece, written by a prominent 20th-century figure, sheds light on the complex relationship between language and reality, defining the limits of science. A must-read for any keen philosopher or scientist looking to explore the depths of analysis and thought.
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Introduction to Logic
Irving M. Copi - 2005-07-26 (first published in 1953)
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This trusted textbook, honed over five decades with the contributions of numerous scholars, explores the precision and detail of logic with accuracy and personalized examples. The 14th edition continues to engage students with its relatable human setting and timeless techniques of correct reasoning, making it a valuable resource for universities worldwide.
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A Concise Introduction to Logic
Patrick J. Hurley - 2005-02-18 (first published in 1972)
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"Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills with this Widely-Used Logic Textbook. Learn how to Construct and Evaluate Arguments in Real-Life Scenarios with A Concise Introduction to Logic, 13th Edition. Perfect for Any Student Looking to Improve Their Skills in Multiple Disciplines, this Book Offers Interactive Exercises, Digital Activities, and Videos to Reinforce Your Learning and Prepare You for Your Future Career."
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Logically Fallacious
The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies (Academic Edition)
Bo Bennett - 2021-05-13 (first published in 2012)
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Improve your reasoning skills with a crash course on logical fallacies. This book provides easy-to-understand descriptions and original examples of common errors in reasoning. With each page, you'll see the world as it really is and make better decisions. Perfect for educators, debaters, and anyone looking to improve their reasoning skills.
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How to Win Every Argument
The Use and Abuse of Logic
Madsen Pirie - 2006-01-01
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Master the art of argumentation and outsmart your opponent with this addictive and humorous guide. Madsen Pirie's second edition of How to Win Every Argument includes new chapters on how to come out on top in a variety of settings such as writing, social media and in-person conversations. Pirie identifies the most common fallacies used in arguments and reveals how to spot the weaknesses in your opponent's logic while improving your own. This book will make you a cunning and mischievous debater who can't be beat. Publisher's warning: handle with care!
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How Not to Be Wrong
The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Jordan Ellenberg - 2014-05-29
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Discover the hidden beauty and logic of the world through math in How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg. Math isn't just a dull set of rules, but a tool that touches everything we do. With this knowledge, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted, and understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman - minus the jargon. Are you ready to multiply your common sense?
The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl R. Popper
Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft
The Power of Critical Thinking by Lewis Vaughn
A Companion to Philosophical Logic by Dale Jacquette
Logic For Dummies by Mark Zegarelli
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi
Beginning Logic by E. J. Lemmon
The Little Blue Reasoning Book by Brandon Royal
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman