Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic Over ingenious problems involving classical logic logic is expressed in terms of symbols syllogisms and the sorites are diagrammed logic becomes a game played with two diagrams and a set of counte

  • Title: Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic
  • Author: Lewis Carroll
  • ISBN: 9781428650053
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Over 350 ingenious problems involving classical logic logic is expressed in terms of symbols syllogisms and the sorites are diagrammed logic becomes a game played with two diagrams and a set of counters Two books bound as one.

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    1. Comprehensive and cleverly written! Having studied symbolic logic before, I cannot speak on the instructive quality for a complete beginner, though I believe I read in Universe in a Handkerchief by Martin Gardner that one of his child friends that he originally wrote The Game of Logic for did not quite understand it. However, I was fascinated by this method of exploring logic and enjoyed applying already acquired knowledge to the concepts. Reading both of these books together was pretty redundan [...]

    2. Carroll's book is an engaging, even playful, introduction to Basic Logic. Especially his diagram method I find particularly illustrative and worth of today's classroom. Also very enlightening is his side-by-side comparison of his method and those of Euclid and Venn. The second book, "The Game of Logic", is a literal board game based on syllogisms based on his method.Very little archaisms get in the way, here.

    3. Un petit livre amusant qui permet de comprendre le chemin parcouru en logique des prédicats au 20e siècle car il fut écrit avant les grands développements de la logique mathématique. Les exercices sont particulièrement bien faits. Il faut tout de même dire que l'un des plaisirs de ce livre est de savoir qu'il fut écrit par Lewis Carroll. On ne peut s'empêcher d'y chercher des traces du style du grand auteur.

    4. How I wish I could say I really read the whole book. I skimmed it and dreamed of the day I could dedicate sufficient time to mastering the game of logic. Anyone with a mathematical and analytical mind would find this a wonderful book.

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