Introduction to Logic

ISBN-10: 0136141390
ISBN-13: 9780136141396
Edition: 13th 2009
List price: $127.00
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Description: This book introduces the fundamental methods and techniques of correct reasoning, in a manner that shows the relevance of the topics to readers everyday lives. Many new exercises introduced in this edition help supplement and support explanations,  More...

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Book details

List price: $127.00
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

This book introduces the fundamental methods and techniques of correct reasoning, in a manner that shows the relevance of the topics to readers everyday lives. Many new exercises introduced in this edition help supplement and support explanations, aid in review, and make the book visually stimulating.nbsp;Includes many fascinating illustrations taken from the history of science as well as from contemporary research in the physical and biological sciences, plus introduces an abundance of new exercises throughout, complete with solutions for the first exercise in a set.Appropriate for those in business, education, political, or psychology careers.

Carl Cohen is professor of philosophy at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Logic and Language
Reasoning
Basic Logical Concepts
What Logic Is
Propositions and Arguments
Recognizing Arguments
Arguments and Explanations
Deductive and Inductive Arguments
Validity and Truth
Analyzing Arguments
Paraphrasing Arguments
Diagramming Arguments
Complex Argumentative Passages
Problems in Reasoning
Informal Logic
Language and Definitions
Language Functions
Emotive Language, Neutral Language, and Disputes
Disputes and Ambiguity
Definitions and Their Uses
The Structure of Definitions: Extension and Intension
Definition by Genus and Difference
Fallacies
What Is a Fallacy?
Classification of Fallacies
Fallacies of Relevance
Fallacies of Defective Induction
Fallacies of Presumption
Fallacies of Ambiguity
Deduction
Classical Logic
Categorical Propositions
The Theory of Deduction
Classes and Categorical Propositions
The Four Kinds of Categorical Propositions
Quality, Quantity, and Distributions
The Traditional Square of Opposition
Further Immediate Inferences
Existential Import and the Interpretation of Categorical Propositions
Symbolism and Diagrams for Categorical Propositions
Categorical Syllogisms
Standard-Form Categorical Syllogisms
The Formal Nature of Syllogistic Argument <P style="Margin: 0px

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