—David Boersema, Distinguished University Professor, Pacific University
The formal logic that we teach in our introductory classes is simple, elegant, and as this thoughtfully conceived collection reminds us, often extremely puzzling. Thinking about Logic will motivate students to reflect both on fundamental notions of basic logic and on the relationship between formal reasoning and reasoning in other contexts. Undergraduate courses will be enriched and improved by adding it to the list of required readings.”
—Danielle Macbeth, T. Wistar Brown Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Haverford College
Anyone who studies formal logic is bound at some point to wonder what logic is all about. Thinking about the philosophical issues as you go along can help bring logic to life. This collection of classic papers is the ideal place to begin an exploration of the philosophy of logic.”
—Derek Turner, Connecticut College
About the Author
Robert B. Talisse is professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His books include Democracy and Moral Conflict; Pragmatism: A Guide for the Perplexed; A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy; and Democracy after Liberalism. He has also coedited numerous volumes, including The Pragmatic Turn; Political Problems; and A Teacher’s Life: Essays for Steven Cahn.
Scott F. Aikin is a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University. He is the author ofEpistemology and the Regress Problem, coauthor of Pragmatism: A Guide for the Perplexed, and coeditor of The Pragmatic Turn.