Logic

ISBN-10: 0131933124
ISBN-13: 9780131933125
Edition: 2008
Authors: Stan Baronett
List price: $120.80
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Description: Life takes logic. nbsp; Logicoffers students a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the fundamentals of logical thinking. In addition to clear and detailed coverage of logic theory, author Stan Baronett emphasizes real-world applications  More...

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List price: $120.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Life takes logic. nbsp; Logicoffers students a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the fundamentals of logical thinking. In addition to clear and detailed coverage of logic theory, author Stan Baronett emphasizes real-world applications of the principles of logic. Because of this dual focus-on how to think logically as well as how to apply logic in everyday situations-Logicshows students how life takes logic.

Logic and Truth
Inferences: Assessment, Recognition, and Reconstruction
Categorical Statements and Inferences
Truth-functional Statements
Truth Tables and Proofs
Natural Deduction
The Logic of Quantifiers
Logic and Language
Applied Inductive Analysis
Mapping Premises and Conclusions
The Square of Opposition and Standard-form Categorical
Logic and Truth
Truth Content and Logical Component
Logic and Relationships
Exercise Set-1.2
Truth Content Errors, Logical Component Errors, and the Analysis of Inferences
Exercise Set-1.3
Reasoning, Judgment, and Deductive Analysis
Equivocation
Exercise Set-1.4
Deductive and Inductive Inferences
Deductive Inferences
Inductive Inferences
Uncertainty and Inductive Analysis
Exercise Set-1.6
Summary
Key Terms
Thinking Logically: The Problem of the Hats
Biography: The Women Who Programmed Eniac
Biography: Blaise Pascal
Inferences: Assessment, Recognition, and Reconstruction
The Role of New Evidence
Exercise Set-2.1
Inference Analysis and Evaluation
Exercise Set-2.2
Logical Structure
More on Equivocation and Stipulations
Logical Loop
Logical Possibilities
Adding New Premises
Exercise Set-2.3
Expanding Skills
Recognizing and Reconstructing Inferences
Exercise Set-2.4A
Explanations
Exercise Set-2.4B
Missing Information
Exercise Set-2.4C
Summary
Key Terms
Thinking Logically: A Classic Problem
Biography: Augusta Ada Byron
Categorical Statements and Inferences
Categorical Statements
Translating Ordinary Sentences into Categorical Statements
Diagramming Categorical Statements: Venn Diagrams
All Sare P
No Sare P
Some Sare P
Some Sare not P
Exercise Set-3.1
Categorical Syllogisms
Exercise Set-3.2
Summary
Key Terms
Thinking Logically: A Group Problem Biography: Aristotle
Biography: John Venn
Truth-functional Statements
Logical Operators
Conjunction
Negation
Disjunction
Exercise Set-4.1A
Translations and Common Terms
Exercise Set-4.1B
Conditional Statements
Understanding and Diagramming Conditional Statements
"If" and "Only if"
Exercise Set-4.2
Rules for Symbolic Notation
Well-formed Formulas
Exercise Set--4.3A
The Main Logical Operator
Exercise Set-4.3B
Truth Tables for Complex Truth-functional Statements Order of Operations
Contingent and Noncontingent Statements Tautology
Self-contradiction
Exercise Set-4.5A
Material Equivalence
Exercise Set-4.5B
Logical Equivalence
Exercise Set-4.6
Contradictory, Consistent, and Inconsistent Statements
Exercise Set-4.7
Summary
Key Terms
Thinking Logically: A Tricky Problem
Biography: The Stoi

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