|Rating||:||4.78 (512 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
"Great!" according to Seth. I ordered this book as it was recommended as a textbook for my Logic course at university. From what I have read so far this book has greatly helped me to better understand what my lecturer explains in class and gives a more in depth explanation of all the rules etc. needed in logic. It is also great having some exercises to do along the way throughout the text.I would recommend this to anyone taking a class in Logic who needs a bit more help or just to be sure that they understand. Not for dummies!! I have got to admit, this is a very difficult book to follow. It is higher order logic--very difficult material for most people to grasp--hard for me and I tutored it. This book may have been impossible for me to learn from on my own--I bought it for use in a class, and used it with assistance from a logician. There are a few out there who will be able to learn it on their own with this book--but not many. For most, this will be torture! But if you love logic and get it, then this . QuixoticOther said Terrible Book.. Okay. This book is cheap which is nice. BUT it is NOT HELPFUL. Even for someone with a background in logic this book is worthless, but especially for a beginner. There are hardly any practice problems, the explanations are terrible, and for the few problems in the book there are not any answers. So, it is very difficult to use this book and know what (if anything) you are doing right or doing wrong.
The nature of logic is examined with the gradual introduction of worked samples showing how to distinguish the sound statement from the unsound. The final section of the book deals with the application of the predicate calculus as applied in various other fields of logic.. The course, which is primarily intended for first-year students who have no previous knowledge of the subject, forms a working basis for more advanced reading and is presented in such a way as to be intelligible to the layman. The aim of this book is to provide an exposition of elementary formal logic. Arguments whose soundness cannot be proved by propositional calculus are discussed, and it is shown how formalization can reveal the logical form of arguments