Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left

12 July 2020 | By Ben Burgis | Filed in: logic.

Many serious leftists have learned to distrust talk of logic and logical fallacies, associated with right wing logicbros This is a serious mistake Unlike the neoliberal technocrats, who can point to social problems and tell people trust us , the serious Left must learn how to argue and persuade

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

12 July 2020 | By Daniel J. Levitin | Filed in: logic.

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is necessary now than ever We are bombarded with information each day than our brains can process especially in election season It s raining bad data,

The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

12 July 2020 | By Eugenia Cheng | Filed in: logic.

How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post truth worldIn a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile In The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng throws a lifeline to readers drowning in the illogic of contemp

Rationality: From AI to Zombies

12 July 2020 | By Eliezer Yudkowsky | Filed in: logic.

What does it actually mean to be rational Not Hollywood style rational, where you forsake all human feeling to embrace Cold Hard Logic Real rationality, of the sort studied by psychologists, social scientists, and mathematicians The kind of rationality where you make good decisions, even when i

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

12 July 2020 | By Alan Jacobs | Filed in: logic.

How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we re not as good at thinking as we assume but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper s, Alan Jacobs has

The Enigma of Reason

12 July 2020 | By Hugo Mercier | Filed in: logic.

Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom If reason is so useful, why didn t it also evolve in other animals If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense In their groundbreaking account of the evolution and workings o

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

12 July 2020 | By Richard E. Nisbett | Filed in: logic.

Learn how to think effectively, at work and at home Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home and work and school to help us think smarter and effectively about our behaviour and the world around us Surprisingly, many of the

A Rulebook for Arguments

12 July 2020 | By Anthony Weston | Filed in: logic.

Updated examples, streamlined text, and the chapter on definition reworked in a rule based format strengthen this already strong volume Readers familiar with the previous edition will find a text that retains all the features that make Rulebook ideally suited for use as a supplementary course book

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

12 July 2020 | By Ludwig Wittgenstein | Filed in: logic.

Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his life Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a g

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

12 July 2020 | By Douglas R. Hofstadter | Filed in: logic.

Douglas Hofstadter s book is concerned directly with the nature of maps or links between formal systems However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell,

Introduction to Logic

12 July 2020 | By Irving M. Copi | Filed in: logic.

This book introduces the fundamental methods and techniques of correct reasoning, in a manner that shows the relevance of the topics to readers everyday lives Many new exercises introduced in this edition help supplement and support explanations, aid in review, and make the book visually stimulati

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

12 July 2020 | By Apostolos Doxiadis | Filed in: logic.

An innovative, dramatic graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics n This graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell In his agonized search for absolute truth, he crosses paths with thinkers like Gottlob Frege, David Hilbert Ku