# About the Textbook

*Elementary Formal Logic* was adapted by Jenna Woodrow from Craig DeLancey’s textbook, *A Concise Introduction to Logic. *For more information about the changes in this adaption, please refer to the Copyright page.

## From Original Author: Craig DeLancey

A Concise Introduction to Logic is an introduction to formal logic suitable for undergraduates taking a general education course in logic or critical thinking, and is accessible and useful

to any interested in gaining a basic understanding of logic. This text takes the unique approach of teaching logic through intellectual history; the author uses examples from important and celebrated arguments in philosophy to illustrate logical principles. The text also includes a basic introduction to findings of advanced logic. As indicators of where the student could go next with logic, the book closes with an overview of advanced topics, such as the axiomatic method, set theory, Peano arithmetic, and modal logic. Throughout, the text uses brief, concise chapters that readers will find easy to read and to review.