Logic is the art of thinking, applying reason, and finding truth. We use logic every time we interpret new information, draw conclusions, and share our beliefs with others. Logical reasoning is especially important in a world filled with so many different opinions, ideas, and arguments. By using logic, we can figure out which arguments are sound—and which are built on flimsy foundations.
With the Classic Studies on Logic collection, you’ll get a wealth of information in five volumes on the art of reasoning. Learn how to distinguish between valid and invalid deductions. Critically reason through the arguments of others. Strengthen your skills in debate. More than just an academic exercise, studying logic will help you share and defend your beliefs.
In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Continue your study of logic with Classic Surveys on Aristotle and His Philosophy (6 vols.).
One of the most original thinkers and system builders of any time, and certainly the greatest philosopher the United States has ever seen.
—Joseph Brent, author, Charles Sanders Peirce: A Life
Peirce’s achievements would take a short book to describe adequately. In philosophy, he founded the most distinctively American school of thought—Pragmatism. As the founder of pragmatism, he was the intellectual hero of both John Dewey and William James. He also created single-handedly the large discipline called Semeiotic—the study of the working of signs—a discipline which engages scholars all over the world. He was perhaps the first modern historian of science, and he was certainly one of the great founders of mathematical logic. He was, in truth, one of the rare thinkers who deserves the overworked title of ‘genius.’
—Hilary Putnam, author, Pragmatism: An Open Question
Charles S. Peirce (September 10, 1839–April 19, 1914) is the founder of the philosophical school of Pragmatism. He received his BA, BS, and MA at Harvard University and taught logic at Johns Hopkins University. His best-known works include The Fixation of Belief and How to Make Our Ideas Clear.