Simple Formal Logic: With Common-Sense Symbolic Techniques

1st Edition

Arnold vander Nat

Routledge
Published December 16, 2009
Textbook - 348 Pages
ISBN 9780415997454 - CAT# Y100708

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $100.00

USD$80.00

SAVE ~$20.00

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Perfect for students with no background in logic or philosophy, Simple Formal Logic provides a full system of logic adequate to handle everyday and philosophical reasoning. By keeping out artificial techniques that aren’t natural to our everyday thinking process, Simple Formal Logic trains students to think through formal logical arguments for themselves, ingraining in them the habits of sound reasoning.

Simple Formal Logic features:

  • a companion website with abundant exercise worksheets, study supplements (including flashcards for symbolizations and for deduction rules), and instructor’s manual
  • two levels of exercises for beginning and more advanced students
  • a glossary of terms, abbreviations and symbols.

This book arose out of a popular course that the author has taught to all types of undergraduate students at Loyola University Chicago. He teaches formal logic without the artificial methods–methods that often seek to solve farfetched logical problems without any connection to everyday and philosophical argumentation. The result is a book that teaches easy and more intuitive ways of grappling with formal logic–and is intended as a rigorous yet easy-to-follow first course in logical thinking for philosophy majors and non-philosophy majors alike.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title