With clear explanations and many contemporary examples drawn from popular culture and everyday life, author Paul Herrick untangles the complexities of logical theory in Introduction to Logic. Offering a unique combination of two approaches—the historical and the technical—he presents logic as both a fascinating, evolving story and a body of essential technical information with applications to every area of human thought.
Perfectly suited for use in any introductory logic course, Introduction to Logic is also tailored to the online logic course Philosophy 106, available as part of the Open Course Library at www.opencourselibrary.org. Jointly sponsored by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Open Course Library offers instructors complete, expertly developed online courses in eighty essential college subjects—including the logic class developed by Paul Herrick and his colleague Mark Storey—all available to faculty at no charge.
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"The greatest virtue of Herrick's text is its accessibility. Still more unique, and of arguably equal value, is the placing of significant concepts in a historical context. The lower price of this text is also a HUGE selling point in its favor."—Andrew V. Jeffery, Green River Community College
"Herrick is a very clear and articulate writer, with really humorous and entertaining examples. I find much of his writing to be clearer and more succinct than that of his competitors."—Brian Glenny, Gordon College
"The sidebars into the history of philosophy and application of logic to real life issues give students a variety of content that helps them relate to the material. Herrick's writing style is conversational and engaging. This is important for a logic book as logic easily becomes impersonal and disengaging. Herrick does well when appealing to commonsense views in order to explain difficult concepts."—Peter Westmoreland, University of Florida