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Philosophy Ancient & Classical


The Ancient Art of Reason

by (author) Earl Fontainelle

Bloomsbury USA
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Ancient & Classical
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
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How do you tell what’s right from what’s wrong? Can you always? What’s the difference between deduction, induction, and abduction? What are the best techniques for making an argument logically sound? In this fascinating little book, the smallest on its subject ever produced, philosopher Earl Fontainelle explores the ancient art of discursive Logic and demonstrates some of the techniques that have long been used to triumph over the debates and deceptions that assail us every day. Filled with helpful examples of good and bad reasoning,Logicis an invaluable introduction to a defining human characteristic.

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Contributor Notes

Earl Fontainelle,Ph.D., is a specialist in Neoplatonism and Plotinus. Originally from Canada, he now lives on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon with his family and chickens.