Vincent F. Hendricks: Professor, Director | Center for Information and Bubble Studies | University of Copenhagen

Thought2Talk

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THOUGHT2TALK
— 
A Crash Course in Reflection and Expression
Vincent F. Hendricks
New York: Automatic Press / VIP, July 2006
ISBN 8799101378

Abstract | Table  of Contents | Cover

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THOUGHT2TALK 
was just released in Italian:
Pensare par parlare, 2007, [ISBN 978-87-92130-04-4], New York / London: Automatic Press


 

This is just the sort of cultural activity that our profession needs to undertake much more!
– Johan van Benthem, Professor, University of Amsterdam, NL and Stanford University, USA


Apart from the tone, the jokes and the pace, I think that what sets  Thought2Talk in a class of its own is the way logic is introduced. Starting with distinctions among types of statements and their truth-conditions makes logic more approachable.
Michel Paquette, Professor, University of Montreal, Canada


Finally something new in philosophy: A bold, powerful and systematic method for introducing students to the best current techniques in the discipline. At once ground-breaking and foundational, it replaces the tired old introduction with a beautifully realized and brilliantly executed delivery. Hendricks is a genius at integrating philosophy with the sciences and this wonderful little book should go a long way to restoring primacy of philosophy in the knowledge-seeking enterprise. Bravo!
Daniel Kolak, Professor, William Paterson University of New Jersey, USA


Thought2Talk is funny, lucid and enlightening. It teaches basic logic using comical and actual quotes – and sharply warns against fallacies found every day in the media stream. Either you buy this bookimmediately OR you are a damned fool – or you should learn about the ad hominem fallacy.
– Frederik Stjernfelt, Professor, Learning Lab Denmark


Very nice, and very useful!
– Achille Varzi, Professor, Columbia University

ABSTRACT

Thought2Talk is a crash course on argument, reasoning and logical method honoring the Swedish poet and Bishop of Lund, Esaias Tegnér, who once said:

The words and thoughts of men are born together: To speak obscurely is to think obscurely.

In 100 humorous yet erudite pages, Thought2Talk takes the reader through key concepts like statement, argument, validity, fallacy, modality and demonstration.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Preface
Acknowledgements
Statements
Arguments
Validities
Fallacies
Modalities
Demonstration
Further Reading
About the Author
Index

COVER