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|Title||Logic Made Easy
How To Know When Language Deceives You
|Author(s)||Deborah J. Bennett|
|Description||Complete with puzzles you can try yourself and questions you can use to raise your test scores, Logic Made Easy reveals that logic, though usually seen as one of the most challenging subjects in everyday life, does not have to be impossible.
HOW LOGICAL ARE YOU?
CAN YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS?
1, The instructions on your income tax form read: "All thoses who reside in New Jersey must fill out Form 203." You are not from New Jersey. Do you have to fill out Form 203?
2. At your local voting booth, you encounter a referendum on the repeal of term limits. If you vote "yes," do you favor term limits?
3. Does a parent's admonition "If you eat your dinner, you may have dessert" really mean kids have to eat their dinner in order to eat dessert?
The answer to these and countless other questions can be found in Deborah J. Bennett's Logic Made Easy.
|ISBN||978-0-393-32692-5 // 0-393-05748-8|
|Book Dimensions||Width: 3.0″|
|Depth: 0.25″ (¼″)|
|Contents||Introduction: Logic Is Rare, 1 Proof, 2 ALL, 3 A NOT Tangles Everything Up, 4 SOME Is Part or All of ALL, 5 Syllogisms, 6 When Things Are IFfy, 7 Syllogisms Involving IF AND and OR, 8 Series Syllogisms, 9 Symbols That Express Our Thoughts, 10 Logic Machines and Truth Tables, 11 Fuzzy Logic Fallacies and Paradoxes, 12 Common Logic and Language, 13 Thinking Well—Together, Notes, References, Acknowledgments, Index|
|Manufacturing by||The Haddon Craftsmen, Inc.|
|Book Design||Margaret M. Wagner|
|Production Manager||Julia Druskin|
|Published||July 17, 2005|
|Publisher||W.W. Norton New York • London (www.wwnorton.com)|
|Copyright||© 2004 by Deborah J. Bennett|
|Printed in||United States of America|
|Book Format||Hardcover, Kindle|
"The best and the most lucid introduction to logic you will find." — Martin Gardner
"Bennett's text . . . is like a café conversation between likable cognoscenti . . . nothing could more provoke and excite the reader." — Simon Ings, New Scientist
"In this case, you CAN judge a book by its cover—or at least its title: the author makes a promise right at the start and then follows through by making logic easy for readers to understand." — Manya Chylinski, Library Journal
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|Other||Deborah J. Bennett is the author of Randomness and teaches mathematics at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey.|
|Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data||1. Reasoning.|
|2. Language and Logic.|
|LC Control Number||2003026910|
|LC Call Number||BC177 .B42 2004|
|DDC Call Number||160—dc22|