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ARGUMENT:CRITICAL THINKING,LOG

ISBN-10: 0130399388
ISBN-13: 9780130399380
Edition: 2nd 2004
Authors: WOODS
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Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: PEARSON

This text is designed for the Critical Thinking and Logic courses found in philosophy and general education departments at both universities and colleges. The most unique feature of the text is its solid foundation in logic. The discussion of fallacies is integrated with logic in a way not seen in other texts. This treatment provides students with tools to evaluate their own and other peoples thinking logically as well as analyze and assess an argument.

Introduction
Arguments
The Quarrel
Arguments, Fallacies, and Logic
The Quarrel
The Ad Baculum
The Ad Hominem
The Debate
The Debate
Mill's Model of Debate
A Critique of Mill's Model
The Ad Populum: Boosterism
The Ad Populum: Popularity
The Ad Verecundiam
Appeals to Misery and other Emotive Fallacies
Dialectic
Aristotle's Basic Rules of Dialectic
Eight Revised Rules of Dialectic
The Ad Ignorantiam
The Fallacy of Complex Question
Logic
Elementary Logic
Entailment
Conjunction, Disjunction, and Negation
Conditionals and Biconditionals
Testing Arguments for Validity
The Truth-Table Test for Validity
Fallacies of Relevance
Formal and Informal Logic
Logical Form
Formal Logic
Begging the Question
Equivocation and Amphiboly
The Paradox of the Liar
Formal Deductive Systems
Formal Systems
System P
Working in System P
Evaluating System P
Nonclassical Propositional Logics
System RP
Evaluating System RP
Modal Logics
Epistemic and Deontic Logics
Multi-valued Logics
Term Logic
Aristotle's Categorical Propositions
Immediate Inference
The Syllogism
Predicate Logic
Motivating Predicate Logic
Extending System P
Working in System PL
Extending System PL
Inductive Logic and Scientific Reasoning
Induction: Narrow and Wide 2. Inductive Logic
The Elements of Probability Theory
Hasty Generalization and Related Fallacies
A Causal Fallacy
Causal Reasoning
Applying Logic To Arguments
Economic Reasoning
The Fallacy of Composition and Division
Analytical Remarks about Composition and Division
Expected Utility, Sure-thing, and Minimax Principles
Group Decisions and the Prisoner's Dilemma
Legal Reasoning
Burden of Proof versus Standard of Proof
Evidence, Testimony, and Expert Opinion
Legal Precedent and Analogical Argument
Legal Facts and Legal Justification
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence, Logic, and Computability
Expert Systems
Plausibility Screening
Plausible Argument
Theories of Belief Revision
Can Machines Think?
Issues in the Philosophy of Logic
Choosing the Right Logic
Paraconsistent Logics
The Enlightenment Ideal
Appendix
Solutions to Selected Exercises
Selected Readings
Index

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