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.
The pursuit of logic has long been an innate human obsession, and in Graham Priest’s contribution to Oxford University Press’ Very Short Introductions series, he attempts to comprehensively and concisely review what logic is, how it relates to the broader field of philosophy, and what questions it attempts to answer. He also outlines the most basic tenets of this fascinating field of thought.
Skilled voice actor Craig Jessen tackles the difficult task of guiding listeners through the circuitous maze of puzzles and ponderings that is Logic: A Very Short Introduction, deftly navigating, with his wry, sly voice, the intellectual tongue twisters contained in this gripping exploration of what logic means and how on earth it works.
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