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    Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

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    Ben Martin, University of Bergen

    Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia

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    ISBN 13: 9781989014097

    Publisher: Rebus Community

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Ted Beers, Faculty Instructor at Western Oregon University, Western Oregon University on 6/24/24

    As the first in a series of textbook introductions to philosophy, this text focuses on formal logic, concluding with its relationship to philosophy. Considering its intended audience of those new to both logic and philosophy, the text succeeds... read more

    Reviewed by Eric Baker, Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Faculty, Metropolitan State University on 9/24/23

    Overall comprehensiveness was ok; I would have like to see a chapter on biases and causality. Also, the glossary it seems to me could have been more comprehensive. read more

    Table of Contents

    • 1. What is Logic?
    • 2. Evaluating Arguments
    • 3. Formal Logic in Philosophy
    • 4. Informal Fallacies
    • 5. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions

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    About the Book

    Introduction to Philosophy: Logic provides students with the concepts and skills necessary to identify and evaluate arguments effectively. The chapters, all written by experts in the field, provide an overview of what arguments are, the different types of arguments one can expect to encounter in both philosophy and everyday life, and how to recognise common argumentative mistakes.

    About the Contributors


    Ben Martin (book editor) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the University of Bergen, and the investigator for the European Research Council-funded project The Unknown Science: Understanding the Epistemology of Logic through Practice, having received his PhD from University College London. He works mainly in the philosophy of logic and epistemology, and has published articles about logical disagreements, the semantic paradoxes and dialetheism in journals including Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Synthese and Topoi, as well as collections such as the Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Evidence.

    Christina Hendricks (series editor) is a Professor of Teaching in Philosophy  at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she often teaches Introduction to Philosophy courses. She is also the and also the Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (2018-2023). Christina has been an open education researcher and advocate for a number of years, having been a BCcampus Open Textbook Fellow, an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, the Creative Commons Canada representative to the CC Global Network, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Legal Information Institute.

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