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Best Books on Logic

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Jun 15, 2011 (first published in 1921)
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One of the most important philosophical works of the twentieth century, Tractatus identifies the relationship between language and reality and defines the limits of science....
Introduction to Logic
Irving M. Copi - Jun 30, 2013 (first published in 1953)
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Introduction to Logic is a proven textbook that has been honed through the collaborative efforts of many scholars over the last five decades. Its scrupulous attention to detail and precision in exposition and explanation is matched by the greatest accuracy in all associated detail. In addition, it continues to capture student interest through its p...
Logically Fallacious
The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies (Academic Edition)
Bo Bennett - Nov 20, 2013
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This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way y...
A Concise Introduction to Logic
Patrick J. Hurley - Jan 01, 2017 (first published in 1972)
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Over a million students have learned to be more discerning at constructing and evaluating arguments with the help of A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC, 13th Edition. The text's clear, friendly, thorough presentation has made it the most widely used logic text in North America. The book shows you how the content connects to real-life problems and give...
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
Ali Almossawi - Sep 23, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals!Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle).Here are cogent expla...
Being Logical
A Guide to Good Thinking
D. Q. McInerny - May 10, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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Whether regarded as a science, an art, or a skill–and it can properly be regarded as all three–logic is the basis of our ability to think, analyze, argue, and communicate. Indeed, logic goes to the very core of what we mean by human intelligence. In this concise, crisply readable book, distinguished professor D. Q. McInerny offers an indispensable ...
A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Graham Priest - Dec 26, 2017 (first published in 2000)
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Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively and accessible introduction, Graham Priest shows how wrong this conception is. He explores the philosophical roots of the subject, explaining how modern formal logic deals with issues ranging from the existence of God and ...