Sweet Reason: A Field Guide to Modern Logic

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Sweet Reason: A Field Guide to Modern Logic, 2nd Edition offers an innovative, friendly, and effective introduction to logic. It integrates formal first order, modal, and non-classical logic with natural language reasoning, analytical writing, critical thinking, set theory, and the philosophy of logic and mathematics.

  • An innovative introduction to the field of logic designed to entertain as it informs
  • Integrates formal first order, modal, and non-classical logic with natural language reasoning, analytical writing, critical thinking, set theory, and the philosophy of logic and mathematics
  • Addresses contemporary applications of logic in fields such as computer science and linguistics
  • A web-site (www.wiley.com/go/henle) linked to the text features numerous supplemental exercises and examples, enlightening puzzles and cartoons, and insightful essays

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What exactly is "logic," and how does it work in the real world?Sweet Reason: A Field Guide to Modern Logic, 2nd Editionoffers an innovative introduction to the field of logic in all itsguises - one that integrates formal first order, modal, andnonclassical logic with natural language reasoning, analyticalwriting, critical thinking, set theory, and the philosophy of logicand mathematics. Designed to entertain as it informs, thisnontraditional yet highly effective approach allows for a richerinsights and a deeper understanding of the myriad principles oflogic. Contemporary applications of logic in fields such ascomputer science and linguistics are also addressed. To furtherenhance clarity, a website linked to the text features numeroussupplemental exercises and examples, enlightening puzzles andcartoons, and insightful essays on history, philosophy,mathematics, computing, linguistics, and religion. SweetReason brings the discipline of logic into sharp focus as afield of inquiry, not just a body of technique.

About the Author:

James M. Henle is Professor of Mathematics at Smith College.His books include Calculus: the Language of Change (withDavid Cohen), Infinitesimal Calculus (with EugeneKleinberg), and An Outline of Set Theory.

Jay L. Garfield is Doris Silbert Professor in theHumanities and Professor of Philosophy at Smith College, Professorin the Graduate Faculty of Philosophy at the University ofMassachusetts, Professor of Philosophy at Melbourne University, andAdjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Central University ofTibetan Studies.

Thomas Tymoczko was, until his death, Professor ofPhilosophy at Smith College. He was editor of New Directions inthe Philosophy of Mathematics.

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