Logic Made Easy

Logic Made Easy

How to Know When Language Deceives You

Book - 2004
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WW Norton
"The best introduction to logic you will find." --Martin Gardner

Baker & Taylor
A collection of anecdotal histories defines the relationship between language and logic, sharing visual examples and puzzles that can be used by readers to raise test scores and recognize the illogical in everyday things. By the author of Randomness.

Norton Pub
Penetrating and practical, Logic Made Easy is filled with anecdotal histories detailing the often muddy relationship between language and logic. Complete with puzzles you can try yourself and questions you can use to raise your test scores, Logic Made Easy invites readers to identify and ultimately remedy logical slips in everyday life. Even experienced logicians will be surprised by Deborah Bennett's ability to identify the illogical in everything from maddening street signs to tax forms that make April the cruelest month. Designed with dozens of visual examples, the book guides readers through those hair-raising times when logic is at odds with common sense. Logic Made Easy is indeed one of those rare books that will actually make you a more logical human being.

Book News
Bennett (mathematics, New Jersey City U.) introduces formal logic to a general readership, incorporating the history of its development alongside theory in her discussion of syllogisms, conditionals, symbolic logic, truth tables, fuzzy logic and paradoxes, and common logic and language. Along the way she incorporates numerous logic puzzles as illustrative material. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

A collection of anecdotal histories defines the relationship between language and logic, sharing visual examples and puzzles that can be used by readers to raise test scores and recognize the illogical in everyday things.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393057485
0393057488
Branch Call Number: 160 BEN
160 BEN
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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