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Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought (edition 2013)

by Vern S. Poythress (Author)

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Title:Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought
Authors:Vern S. Poythress (Author)
Info:Crossway (2013), Edition: 1, 736 pages
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Tags:Logic, Godel's Incompleteness Theorem, Alan Turing, Philosophy

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Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought by Vern S. Poythress



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Not a logic textbook as much as Poythress' argument for where the discipline sits within the scheme of things. Repetitive, dull and rote stuff. Not recommended.

Big face-palm moment in the introductory chapters when after claiming that the only people who can really "get" logic are Christians he proceeds to make some major blunders in explaining the differences between truth, validity and soundness (pp. 48-49). Uh, yeah. Let's tone it down a bit there dude.

Copi's Logic beats this attempt at profundity, hands down. ( )
  chriszodrow | Aug 2, 2015 |
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For Christians looking to improve critical thinking skills, here is an accessible introduction to the study of logic as well as an in-depth treatment of the discipline from a professor with six academic degrees and over 30 years experience teaching. Questions for further reflection are included at the end of each chapter as well as helpful diagrams and charts for use in college and graduate-level classrooms. Vern Poythress has undertaken a radical recasting of the study of logic in this revolutionary work from a Christian worldview.… (more)

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