Description - The Snake and the Fox by Mary Haight
The Snake and the Fox is a highly imaginative and fun way to learn logic. Mary Haight's characters guide you through an elaborate tale of how logic works. This book features the Snake and the Fox, Granny, Gussie and the Newts, Ren^De Descartes and Miss Nightingale, along with a huge supporting cast of humans, devils and sausage machines. For anyone coming to logic for the first time, this is the best place to start. Mary Haight makes logic easy and fun - she asks the reader questions, and uses words instead of logic symbols with amusing pictures and characters to help them. This book teaches all the basics the reader needs to know about logic (how arguments work, sound, valid reasoning, truth tables, Venn diagrams etc) in a truly enjoyable and innovative way. Anyone teaching themselves logic, or learning it on a course is bound to benefit from this original and intriguing book.
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(246mm x 174mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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This quirky book offers an entertaining introduction to logic for anyone with a serious interest in understanding how logic works and why it works the way it does. By using ordinary language, characters such as the snake and the fox, and entertaining illustrations, the author makes a highly complex subject simpler and more fun than it would be otherwise. Penetrate the jungle of formal and informal fallacies, inductive and deductive reasoning, learn to recognize the crime of 'putting words into someone's mouth' and discover cheating tactics almost painlessly. (Kirkus UK)
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