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Visual Thinking in Mathematics: An Epistemological Study
Visual Thinking in Mathematics: An Epistemological Study
by Marcus Giaquinto
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Visual thinking - visual imagination or perception of diagrams and symbol arrays, and mental operations on them - is omnipresent in mathematics. Is this visual thinking merely a psychological aid, facilitating grasp of what is gathered by other means? Or... (read more)

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Everything's an Argument with Readings
Everything's an Argument with Readings
by Andrea A. Lunsford
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This best-selling combination rhetoric and thematically organized reader shows students how to analyze all kinds of arguments — not just essays and editorials, but clothes, cars, ads, and Web site designs — and then how to use what... (read more)

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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In this 1921 opus, Wittgenstein defined the object of philosophy as the logical clarification of thoughts and proposed the solution to most philosophic problems by means of a critical method of linguistic analysis. Beginning with the principles of... (read more)

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in the areas of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.Described by his mentor and colleague Bertrand Russell as the most... (read more)

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The Elements of Reasoning
The Elements of Reasoning
by Ronald Munson
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'Do you know how to analyze then destroy an argument? THE ELEMENTS OF REASONING reveals the basic elements of structuring arguments, and then shows you how to analyze any argument for its weak points. THE ELEMENTS OF REASONING is also a handy reference... (read more)

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Thinking Socratically
Thinking Socratically
by Sharon Schwarze
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  Critical Thinking Skills in Everyday Context — The Socrates Model   Thinking Socratically is a treatment of critical thinking, rather than an informal logic textbook. It emphasizes a philosophical reflection on real issues from... (read more)

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Crimes Against Logic
Crimes Against Logic
by Jamie Whyte
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Uncover the truth under all the BS In the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that... (read more)

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The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein
The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein
by Oskari Kuusela
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Since the middle of the 20th century Ludwig Wittgenstein has been an exceptionally influential and controversial figure wherever philosophy is studied. This is the most comprehensive volume ever published on Wittgenstein: thirty-five leading scholars... (read more)

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in the areas of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.Described by his mentor and colleague Bertrand Russell as the most... (read more)

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How To Become a Really Good Pain in Ass (11 Edition)
How To Become a Really Good Pain in Ass (11 Edition)
by Christopher Dicarlo
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What can I know? What am I? Why am I here? How should I behave? What is to come of me? The way you answer these questions will tell you a lot about yourself. And if you ask others these questions, their answers will tell you a good deal about them, how... (read more)

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Uses of Argument (2ND 04 Edition)
Uses of Argument (2ND 04 Edition)
by Stephen Toulmin
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Has been an enduring source of inspiration and discussion for more than forty years.... (read more)

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Impending Crisis, 1848-1861 (76 Edition)
Impending Crisis, 1848-1861 (76 Edition)
by David Morris Potter
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“David M. Potters magisterial The Impending Crisis is the single best account to date of the coming of the Civil War.” —Civil War History“The magnum opus of a great American historian.” —NewsweekNow in a new... (read more)

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Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus may be the most important book of philosophy written during the twentieth century. Wittgenstein's writing style is clear, succinct, and accessible. Bertrand Russell claimed that I cannot see any point on which it is wrong... (read more)

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Philosophy of Logics
Philosophy of Logics
by Susan Haack
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The first systematic exposition of all the central topics in the philosophy of logic, Susan Haack's book has established an international reputation (translated into five languages) for its accessibility, clarity, conciseness, orderliness, and range as... (read more)

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Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language
Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language
by John R. Searle
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Written in an outstandingly clear and lively style, it provokes its readers to rethink issues they may have regarded as long since settled.... (read more)

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Naive Set Theory (74 Edition)
Naive Set Theory (74 Edition)
by Paul R. Halmos
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From the Reviews: "...He (the author) uses the language and notation of ordinary informal mathematics to state the basic set-theoretic facts which a beginning student of advanced mathematics needs to know. ...Because of the informal method of... (read more)

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Naming and Necessity
Naming and Necessity
by Saul A. Kripke
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'Naming and Necessity' has had a great and increasing influence. It redirected philosophical attention to neglected questions of natural and metaphysical necessity and to the connections between these and theories of naming, and of identity. This seminal... (read more)

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Papers in Philosophical Logic: Volume 1 (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
Papers in Philosophical Logic: Volume 1 (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
by David Lewis
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This is the first of a three-volume collection of David Lewis' most recent papers in all the areas to which he has made significant contributions. This first volume is devoted to Lewis' work on philosophical logic from the past twenty-five years. The... (read more)

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The Search for Certainty: A Philosophical Account of Foundations of Mathematics
The Search for Certainty: A Philosophical Account of Foundations of Mathematics
by Marcus Giaquinto
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Marcus Giaquinto tells the compelling story of one of the great intellectual adventures of the modern era: the attempt to find firm foundations for mathematics. From the late nineteenth century to the present day, this project has stimulated some of the... (read more)

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Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Published originally in 1921 this book is considered one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. This discussion on philosophical thought can be summed up in this quote from the beginning of the book. "what can be said at all can... (read more)

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