Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You

Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You

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By (author) Deborah J. Bennett

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 17 July 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393326926
  • ISBN 13: 9780393326925
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 171,028

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"Professor Bennett entertains as she instructs," writes Publishers Weekly about the penetrating yet practical Logic Made Easy. This brilliantly clear and gratifyingly concise treatment of the ancient Greek discipline identifies the illogical in everything from street signs to tax forms. Complete with puzzles you can try yourself, Logic Made Easy invites readers to identify and ultimately remedy logical slips in everyday life. Designed with dozens of visual examples, the book guides you through those hair-raising times when logic is at odds with our language and common sense. Logic Made Easy is indeed one of those rare books that will actually make you a more logical human being.

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Deborah J. Bennet is the author of Randomness and teaches mathematics at New Jersey City University in Jersey City.

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"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."