prepares students for reading Great Books rather than Dick and Jane.”
This new and revised
Peter Kreeft’s Socratic Logic is updated, adding new exercises
and more complete examples, all with Kreeft’s characteristic clarity and wit.
Since its introduction in the spring of 2004, Socratic Logic has proven to be a
different type of logic text:
(2) This book is simple and user-friendly. It is highly interactive, with a
plethora of exercises and a light, engaging style.
(3) It is practical. It is designed for do-it-yourselfers as well as
classrooms. It emphasizes topics in proportion to probable student use: e.g.,
interpreting ordinary language, not only analyzing but also constructing
effective arguments, smoking out hidden assumptions, making “argument maps,”
and using Socratic method in various circumstances.
(4) It is philosophical. Its exercises expose students to many classical
quotations, and additional chapters introduce philosophical issues in a
Socratic manner and from a commonsense, realistic point of view. It prepares
students for reading Great Books rather than Dick and Jane, and models Socrates
as the beginner’s ideal teacher and philosopher.