If-A-then-B-how-the-world-discovered-logic

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Enjoyable and very interesting. And, both authors teach Great Books at N Y University's Liberal Studies program," so the book has a very strong humanities flavor. Logic is explained as being a response to various social, economical, and political forces. The authors review these forces and highlight in depth various important figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Martin Luther, Jeremy Bentham, Abelard, and more. In addition to showing the relationship of computers to logic, and ends with a section on faith and logic -- a discussion of the tensions between the two. Though the book contains syllogisms and If As then Bs, the book is mostly about the cultural forces that caused particular kinds of reasoning.


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