Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Current Read: Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking by D.Q. McInery

I've long wanted to study logic in a formal setting.

[Cue readers to say: "We've also long wanted this for you, John."]

Alas, I cannot take a class for the foreseeable future, so I shall read a book on the subject by a professor of logic. I picked up this introductory text, which has not been revolutionary to me, but has given formal names and processes to things I've already thought about.

Have you ever formally studied logic (as in a classroom setting)? What was it like for you?

5 comments:

John Wilks said...
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Divers and Sundry said...

I took Logic in college and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great fun. There are some free online logic courses if you wanted to check out something now.

Jeff the Baptist said...

Wow, that sounds like a great idea.

I'd love to study logic and philosophy. Unfortunately it seems like any significant study imprints technical jargon that makes it hard for you to come back out and communicate with laymen. Sort of like studying higher math.

John said...

Then you might want to choose this one. I looked through several available books on the subject and this seemed to be the most approachable. And it's only 120 pages long.

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