## logic textbook

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HarlandBassett

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### logic textbook

I've always wanted to take a logic course in undergrad but the scheduling was never appropriate for me. I looked at the textbook in the Schedule of Classes at my alma mater and they are using ISBN 0132051524 Understanding Symbolic Logic (5th Edition) [Paperback]. Does it make sense to read through and practice this before doing LSAT logic?

EarlCat

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### Re: logic textbook

HarlandBassett wrote:I've always wanted to take a logic course in undergrad but the scheduling was never appropriate for me. I looked at the textbook in the Schedule of Classes at my alma mater and they are using ISBN 0132051524 Understanding Symbolic Logic (5th Edition) [Paperback]. Does it make sense to read through and practice this before doing LSAT logic?

No.

dr123

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### Re: logic textbook

We used that same text book for the logic class I took, it doesn't really help to much with LR besides having a better understanding of formal logic

Ignatius Reilly

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### Re: logic textbook

I would recommed a book on quantum logic, which denies the validity of p ^ (q v r) =(p ^ q) v (p ^ r).

Basically, formal logic is for philosophers and mathematicians, who care about such things....informal logic is for the lsat and sophistry is for lawyers.

joebloe

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### Re: logic textbook

Probably not much point in going through one of these. After the Dec. 10 LG, I went through the first two parts of a logic text, which were basically a review of set theory and formal logic.

The only thing I really got out of it was realizing that a proof can be done to confirm answers to rule substitution LG questions. And I couldn't even do that reliably. And certainly never under real test conditions.

Edit: I had taken a logic course during UG, for the record.
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DeeCee

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### Re: logic textbook

HarlandBassett wrote:I've always wanted to take a logic course in undergrad but the scheduling was never appropriate for me. I looked at the textbook in the Schedule of Classes at my alma mater and they are using ISBN 0132051524 Understanding Symbolic Logic (5th Edition) [Paperback]. Does it make sense to read through and practice this before doing LSAT logic?

Not sure if this is helpful to you, but I read A Rulebook For Arguments, and I found it helpful for the beginning of my LSAT studying. However, it's very basic and I'm not positive about how much it would help you with LSAT logic.

99.9luft

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### Re: logic textbook

EarlCat wrote:
HarlandBassett wrote:I've always wanted to take a logic course in undergrad but the scheduling was never appropriate for me. I looked at the textbook in the Schedule of Classes at my alma mater and they are using ISBN 0132051524 Understanding Symbolic Logic (5th Edition) [Paperback]. Does it make sense to read through and practice this before doing LSAT logic?

No.

HarlandBassett

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### Re: logic textbook

okay thanks everyone. i knew if i asked i'd save myself some time.

HarlandBassett

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### Re: logic textbook

DeeCee wrote:
HarlandBassett wrote:I've always wanted to take a logic course in undergrad but the scheduling was never appropriate for me. I looked at the textbook in the Schedule of Classes at my alma mater and they are using ISBN 0132051524 Understanding Symbolic Logic (5th Edition) [Paperback]. Does it make sense to read through and practice this before doing LSAT logic?

Not sure if this is helpful to you, but I read A Rulebook For Arguments, and I found it helpful for the beginning of my LSAT studying. However, it's very basic and I'm not positive about how much it would help you with LSAT logic.

obtained a copy, will be reading it during my commuting hours