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Unread 03-01-2014, 01:10 AM   #1
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Introduction to Logic

Not sure if this should be in the philosophy forum or the books forum, but I was wondering if anyone has any resources (books, podcasts, video's, etc.) on logic that they are willing to share? I am looking for more introductory stuff than anything else, since I haven't taken a philosophy or logic class yet. I want to having a working knowledge of the basics so that I will not be totally lost when I do take some of these classes.

What I do have is Norman Geisler's "Come, Let Us Reason" and "Nonsense" by Robert Gula. I have heard Peter Kreeft's "Socratic Logic" is a noteworthy introductory text, so that might be something to consider. Anyone have any views on these books?

"When you say there's too much evil in this world you assume there's good. When you assume there's good, you assume there's such a thing as a moral law on the basis of which to differentiate between good and evil. But if you assume a moral law, you must posit a moral Law Giver, but that's Who you're trying to disprove and not prove. Because if there's no moral Law Giver, there's no moral law. If there's no moral law, there's no good. If there's no good, there's no evil. What is your question?" ó Ravi Zacharias
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Unread 03-01-2014, 09:31 AM   #2
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Haven't read those books, but when I took my Intro to Logic course a few years ago, we used this text. I remember it being straight forward and pretty understandable.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
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One man's modus ponens is another man's modus tollens: Modus tollens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Unread 03-01-2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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Hurley's text on logic is great. A common textbook for intro to philosophy in undergrads across universities.

A Concise Introduction to Logic by Patrick J. Hurley
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