Logic: A Very Short Introduction

Logic: A Very Short Introduction

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Logic 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.

In this new edition Graham Priest expands his discussion to cover the subjects of algorithms and axioms, and proofs in mathematics.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 110 x 175 x 10mm | 156g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 15 black and white images
  • 0198811705
  • 9780198811701
  • 40,159

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"This book provides its readers with a very brief yet powerful introduction to logic. The author has produced a text that is fun and accessible to the reader without sacrificing content in elementary logic." - Terry McDonald, The Mathematical Association of America
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About Graham Priest

Graham Priest is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center , as well as a regular visitor at the University of Melbourne (where he was Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy). His books include Doubt Truth to be a Liar (OUP, 2008), One (OUP, 2014), and Towards Non-Being (2nd ed. OUP, 2016).
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