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Submitter: Apparently in 1958 people could learn complex topics like logic from pages and pages of dense text. The diagram and table included are just about the only pages that aren’t pure text in over 200 pages.

Holly: I guess if you major in philosophy in college you might be reading these kinds of things. Please tell me that this was found in a university library and not your neighborhood public library! It does seem kind of old…weigh in on this, everyone: should books like this be weeded specifically because they are old, even if the principles covered are still sound? There’s the whole idea of appeal in public libraries, which maybe universities with dense subjects like logic don’t need to worry about. Will students of philosophy and logic use this? Or will they scoff at it like public library users and assume the library has nothing newer than 1958?


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