- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (January 18, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0192893203
- ISBN-13: 978-0192893208
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.5 x 4.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 62 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book is terrific... It covers a lot of ground, but in a wonderfully relaxed and interesting way."-Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge and author of Think
"This text is ideal for giving students a quick introduction to formal logic or for adding pizzazz to an otherwise dry logic course."--Glenn Ross, Franklin & Marshall College
About the Author
Graham Priest is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Queensland. He has also held positions at the University of St Andrews and the University of Western Australia. He is the author of In Contradiction, Beyond the Limits of Thought, and over 100 articles in philosophy books and journals. He has held visiting positions in universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, and Brazil, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.
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I had never formally studied logic, but needed a good clear account of two topics in particular: modus ponens and conditionals, and the slippery slope. I got them right here. For me his two chapters on these topics were the functional highlights, for they gave me the exact background knowledge I was after. But the book also provided me with good strengthener sections on material I already felt comfortable with: the liar paradox, Russell's paradox, probability, etc.
One thing that annoyed me slightly was the plethora of logician's symbols. He introduces them appropriately, but then proceeds to just deploy them afterwards without further reminders and help. So I felt I had to be turning back, searching: now what was that square box symbol? Or have my thumb inserted at p.115 so I could be constantly flicking to the list of them at the back.
But overall, a worthy purchase. Very helpful.
This book was fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. It wasn't at all what I expected-but that's OK. It is what it is.
About the author-At first I wasn't sure if he was a completely arrogant prick, a witty, funny writer. It turns out it is the latter. Very good work on that.
My goal in reading this book was to get a general sense, so I was able to gloss over some of the deeper details-especially the mathematical parts, but I was still able to get a sense of what he was saying. I feel that if I need to, I could always go back and re-read certain parts of this book.
I am very well satisfied by this book. I recommend it to anyone trying to gain exposure to formal logic.
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