Kennethamy on boring books and learning


I’m reading Irving Copi’s Introduction to Logic, very boring and not that well written, any suggestions? Just a college level book that gives a comprehensive intro to the topic. Thanks.


“Boring” is not a particularly apt criticism of a text. There are jazzier logic books out there, with bunches of cartoon and jokes (and maybe even recipes for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) but Copi is a good, solid elementary logic text which has been through more reprints than I can count, and has set the standard for logic texts in English. If you seriously want to learn, you really have to give up the entertainment addiction.

Notice how applicable this is to anything. Simply substitute logic for any serious discipline such as physics, chemistry and sociology.


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