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eBook Logic ePub

by Gordon Haddon Clark

  • ISBN: 0940931818
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  • Author: Gordon Haddon Clark
  • Publisher: Trinity Foundation; 3rd edition (1998)
  • Pages: 158
  • ePub book: 1895 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Gordon Haddon Clark (August 31, 1902 – April 9, 1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian

Gordon Haddon Clark (August 31, 1902 – April 9, 1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian. He was a leading figure associated with presuppositional apologetics and was chairman of the Philosophy Department at Butler University for 28 years. He was an expert in pre-Socratic and ancient philosophy and was noted for defending the idea of propositional revelation against empiricism and rationalism, in arguing that all truth is propositional.

Gordon Haddon Clark (1902-1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian, who was chairman of the Philosophy Department at. .Clark's small book Logic covers all the essential elements one would need.

Gordon Haddon Clark (1902-1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian, who was chairman of the Philosophy Department at Butler University for 28 years. I picked it up as a layman; so naturally, I didn't go through every single diagram.

Gordon Haddon Clark (August 31, 1902 – April 9, 1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian

Gordon Haddon Clark (August 31, 1902 – April 9, 1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian.

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Gordon Haddon Clark was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian. He was a primary advocate for the idea of presuppositional apologetics and was chairman of the Philosophy Department at Butler University for 28 years. He was an expert in pre-Socratic and ancient philosophy and was noted for his rigor in defending propositional revelation against all forms of empiricism and rationalism, in Gordon Haddon Clark was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian.

Gordon Haddon Clark (August 31, 1902 – April 9, 1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian. He was an expert in pre-Socratic and ancient philosophy and was noted for his rigor in defending propositional revelation against all forms of empiricism and rationalism, in arguing that all truth is propositional and thus uses the laws of logic. Understanding Gordon H. Clark", E Calvin Beisner. How Does Man Know God? By, Gordon H. Clark. Empiricism, By Gordon H.

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The science of reasoning, discussed by theologian Gordon H. Clark. Published by the Trinity Foundation.

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Dakora Dakora
Clark was able to explain logic because he dwelt among logical arguments and critiques so much of his life. A master can usually make what they do easily understood. The difficulty lies in mastering it ones self once you grasp the basics...
Soustil Soustil
In reviewing this book, I have to preface it by saying I finished it during my honeymoon. Reading a book on logic might not sound like the most romantic read for such an occasion, but under other circumstances others might enjoy this book more. From the corpus of other Clarkian works published by the Trinity Foundation, one discovers that this book was used by Clark to teach logic both inside and outside the classroom with college students. The way Clark goes about teaching logic is different than other logic textbooks I've used in the past. Clark is overall clear, and his insistence on being strictly logical (as evident in his criticism of unbiblical philosophy in his other works) provided this book with a unique thrust than most beginning logic text by proving some of the points in logic that has been taken for granted as true. A drawback to this book is that some of the terms are older, including the symbols of logic. I wished the chapter on informal logical fallacies could have been longer to cover more fallacies. However, in an age where people can be so illogical and anti-logic, despite my concern for other areas in Clark's theology/philosophy, this is a work I can recommend with the above caveat.
Gold as Heart Gold as Heart
Gordon Haddon Clark (1902-1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian, who was chairman of the Philosophy Department at Butler University for 28 years. He wrote many books, such as A Christian View of men and Things (A Treatise Showing that Social Stability Demands a Christian Society), , Thales to Dewey,An Introduction to Christian Philosophy,Religion, Reason and Revelation (Trinity Papers),God and Evil The Problem Solved,God's Hammer: The Bible and Its Critics, etc.

He observes, "At the present time there is a large body of ministers and theologians who reject logic. They are willing to use valid arguments for a few steps, but then they say faith curbs logic. In other words, if several verses in the Bible, supposing them to be true even though these men say much of the Bible is false, if these verses validly imply a conclusion, the conclusion may be false. This view and those who promulgate it are irrational." (Pg. 58)

He asserts that "Man's mind is not initially a blank. It is structured... No universal and necessary proposition can be deduced from sensory observation. Universality and necessity can only be a priori." (Pg. 13)

He concludes on the note, "the student should remember, for the rest of his life, that if he is logical, he will never go wrong---unless he starts with false premises. Logic will not guarantee the truth of the premises, but without logic no progress is possible." (Pg. 116)

In the Postscript, he suggests that John 1:1 may be paraphrased, "In the beginning was Logic, and Logic was with God, and Logic was God..."; after admitting that this paraphrase may "sound obnoxious and offensive," he asks, "Why is it offensive to call Christ Logic, when it does not offend to call him a word, is hard to explain." (Pg. 121)

Few conservative Christians look at the foundations of logic; this makes Clark's book all the more valuable.
Barit Barit
Clark's small book Logic covers all the essential elements one would need. I picked it up as a layman; so naturally, I didn't go through every single diagram. This is intended to be a classroom text on the subject and the author is quite fit to present this text having been a professor of philosophy for some sixty years. Even his opponent Dr. Norman Geisler, in his Baker's Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics notes Clark's positive achievement in teaching the evangelical Church to be more logical. The splendid part, though it was a small part is that this logic workbook is actually written from a theistic perspective. Most would not think consider logic as having a place either in theism or a-theism. However, in one of the chapters (in the introduction), Clark points out that adherence to logic (which he defines as the law of non-contradiction), is the first step in distinguishing good from evil, theism being the second step (granted many intermediate steps in the chain of reasoning). Beyond that, some of the examples are taken out of Scripture, which illuminates some texts, no doubt, as one reads. You will try to find omitted premises (enthymemes) in a group of texts, understand the logical implications of premises having David Hume, Spinoza, Descartes, Augustine, Anselm, Bertrand Russell, and Plato as examples.

For the most part, this book is quite readable and as a logic text, it probably could not get more interesting. However, chapter 5 and forward until 11, are full of tables, formulas and diagrams. Once again, this is a textbook--albeit interesting. However, the postscript is the most appealing part for the philosopher and theologian. Entitled "God and Logic", he defines God as Logic. God is Logic and therefore his logic is our logic and his arithmetic is our arithmetic. That is, we know in the same way that God knows although we don't know the same things. The How is the same while the What differs. And to Clark, unless we know something God knows, our ideas are untrue. Hence, Logic is to be studied.