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    DescriptionLogic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively and accessible introduction, Graham Priest shows how wrong this conception is. He explores the philosophical roots of the subject, explaining how modern formal logic deals with issues ranging from the existence of God and the reality of time to paradoxes of probability and decision theory. Along the way, the basics of formal logic are explained in simple, non-technical terms, showing that logic is a powerful and exciting part of modern philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Logic: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Priest
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 124 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192893208
    ISBN 10: 0192893203
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    DC21: 160
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    DC22: 160
    BISAC V2.8: PHI011000
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    LC classification: BC71 .P75 2000
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    Illustrations note
    black and white halftones and line drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    18 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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