Publications

The Advanced Reasoning Forum publishes research volumes and textbooks in logic, mathematics, philosophy, linguistics, and related fields. ARF also publishes volumes of the Bulletin of Advanced Reasoning and Knowledge.  Click on any of the links below for more information about that title.

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The Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking
 
 
 
 Richard L. Epstein
 
First comes clear thinking—then comes clear writing.

This text distills the essentials of critical thinking into 150 pages. An ideal handbook for introductory composition and philosophy courses.
 
Critical Thinking (4th Edition)
 
 
 
 Richard L. Epstein with Michael Rooney
 
Epstein's CRITICAL THINKING sets new standards of clarity for teaching how to reason well in daily life and how to write well. With over one thousand everyday examples and exercises, the text engages and challenges the student. Featuring its own cast of cartoon characters, it is the only text on critical thinking in which students work with illustrations to convert the non-verbal into arguments and arrive at conceptual understanding. A comprehensive instructor's manual plus many supplements on the ARF website make teaching the course a pleasure for instructor and student alike.
Computability: Computable Functions, Logic, and the Foundations of Mathematics
 
 
 
 Richard L. Epstein and Walter A. Carnielli
 
The classic presentation of the theory of computable functions in the context of the foundations of mathematics.
 
Computability and Undecidability - Timeline
 
 
 
 
 
The acclaimed 18” x 28” (45.7 cm x 71.1 cm) poster now in a new edition.
 

Essays on Logic as the Art of Reasoning Well

 
 
Richard L. Epstein 
 
This series of books presents the fundamentals of reasoning well and much new research in a way that is accessible to both scholars and students.
 
The Semantic Foundations of Logic
 

 
Richard L. Epstein 
 
This series of books is meant to present modern logic as the formalization of reasoning, and to give it a unified semantic foundation.

 

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