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Best Books on Logic

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus book cover
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Ludwig Wittgenstein - 2011-06-15 (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....
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Introduction to Logic
Irving M. Copi - 2013-06-30 (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...
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A Rulebook for Arguments
Anthony Weston - 2008-11-14 (first published in 1986)
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A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer--translated into eight languages--remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to as...
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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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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 ...
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Logic
A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Graham Priest - 2017-12-26 (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 ...
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Logically Fallacious
The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies (Academic Edition)
Bo Bennett - 2013-11-20
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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...
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A Concise Introduction to Logic
Patrick J. Hurley - 2017-01-01 (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...
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The Logic of Scientific Discovery
Karl R. Popper - 2014-12-03 (first published in 1934)
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2014 Reprint of Original 1959 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This book by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science presented a striking new picture of the logical character of scientific discovery--a picture which does full justice to the liberating effect of the Einste...
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Socratic Logic
A Logic Text Using Socratic Method, Platonic Questions, and Aristotelian Principles
Peter Kreeft - 2003-11-01
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A complete system of classical Aristotelian logic intended for honors high school and college....
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The Power of Critical Thinking
Effective Reasoning about Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims
Lewis Vaughn - 2018-09-20 (first published in 2004)
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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Sixth Edition, provides the broadest range of tools to show students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them. It explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also i...
Logic For Dummies by Mark Zegarelli
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi