Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. What I have managed to accomplish here is no match for the unique achievement of Strunk and White, but I hop thae Beingt Logical might to some degree succeed in doing for the cause of good thinking The wha Elementst of Style has done fo thar t o f good writing. Sadly, it was meant to bolster the common man and in that respect, it is a little too complex for the average American, especially given the statistics that a majority of the adults in this country are illiterate. Elegant, pithy, and precise, Being Logical breaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. This book does not meet that goal. I was quite intrigued by the title of this book. As someone interested in apologetics and philosophy of religion, logic is a necessary field of study. Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2011. Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2020. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I decided about a week ago that I wanted to study the field of logic more directly than I have. This page works best with JavaScript. But mastering logical thinking also requires studying and understanding illogical thinking, both to sharpen one's own skills and to protect against incoherent, or deliberately misleading, reasoning. Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2020. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2019. The book was twice as long as neccessary and mostly fluff and useless nonsense. I really like its emphasis on logic as an activity - something people do, practice, and get better at, with the fine points coming into relief only through application and experience. Every high-schooler should have to read this. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. This book is an excellent, introduction to logic and logical thinking as a basic human pursuit. Returned after attempting to read this poorly written book. I found the title of the book as an invaluable guide to reasoning. It provides a good amount of introduction to Syllogic argumentation and a very brief discussion of induction logic. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. In my opinion the whole thing was over quantified. Moreover, this book, unlike books, say, on symbolic logic (which completely ignores the facticity of things), actually gives reasons; it explains WHY untruthful statements are untruthful, how validity "works", why and how logical fallacies are logically fallacious. . Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2009. The five stars is reflective for those of us who will love, understand and enjoy this book. I found it rather simplistic, unchallenging, and surface level. This qualifies as one of my favorite kinds of books, which I call "Short Books of Profound Meaning." Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2020. I give it only 3 stars for its intended audience though. Indeed, logic goes to … Its good, simple, and is more like a handbook for reference.. Its an easy read that may be too easy or rudimentary to some long-time students, but its still good. Prof. McInerny's work here is one of distillment, of boiling down to bare essentials a discipline which is often absurdly over-theoretized. This book was a very good read, and worth a second reading. Its good, simple, and is more like a handbook for reference.. Its an easy read that may be too easy or rudimentary to some long-time students, but its still good. Praise for Being Logical “Highly readable . The book was twice as long as neccessary and mostly fluff and useless nonsense. Should be mandatory for those entering adulthood, Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2013. This book did not meet my expectations. I found it rather simplistic, unchallenging, and surface level. Returned after attempting to read this poorly written book. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If this book was meant for those whom look to be informally educated, then it is an amazing book. Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2017. Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2012. An indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life, this is a concise, crisply readable book. It is written clearly and concisely, the author deliberately seeking to write after the fashion of Strunk and White (which you should also read, if you have not). Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Fantastic for the autodidact, terrible for the common man. Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2020. Fantastic for the autodidact, terrible for the common man. D. Q. Also anyone who plans to ever vote in an election would benefit. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This qualifies as one of distillment, of boiling down to bare essentials a discipline is... On Amazon need to make in order to think and reason well can still see all reviews. 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