Introduction to Logic

ISBN-10: 0199890498
ISBN-13: 9780199890491
Edition: 2012
Authors: Paul Herrick
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Description: This is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of logic (both formal logic and critical reasoning), with exceptionally clear yet conversational explanations and a multitude of engaging examples and exercises. Herrick's examples are  More...

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List price: $82.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 4/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.212
Language: English

This is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of logic (both formal logic and critical reasoning), with exceptionally clear yet conversational explanations and a multitude of engaging examples and exercises. Herrick's examples are on-point and fun, often bringing in real-lifesituations and popular culture. And more so than other logic textbooks, Introduction to Logic brings in the history of philosophy and logic through interesting boxes/sidebars and discussions, showing logic's relation to philosophy. The book is especially suited for use in the "Open Course Library," a comprehensive online logic course that is open and free. Jointly funded by the state of Washington and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Logic Course is one of 80 hybrid courses available online at no charge to the morethan 400,000 students in the Washington system. The course is also available for logic courses throughout the US and the world. The Logic Course is available online now. Herrick was chosen to develop the Logic Course for the online Open Course Library. Here is a link for information on the Open Library Course Logic Course: a href="http://www.opencourselibrary.org/"www.opencourselibrary.org//aThe most affordable logic text available, Introduction to Logic is offered in both paperback and eBook formats and is ideal for any introduction to logic course.Ancillaries: An Instructor's Manual features a brief summary of each chapter of the text, answers to all the questions in the text, additional questions and exercises for instructors to use on quizzes and exams, and a PowerPoint presentation that covers the entire book. The Instructor's Manual is available onCD or online at www.oup.com/us/herrick. Also online at www.oup.com/us/herrick, students will find self-quizzes with a limited number of questions taken from the test bank. As part of the Open Course Library, instructors and students can access the entire online logic course, which features 115video demonstrations that follow the book chapter-by-chapter, over 20 detailed PowerPoint presentations covering the most technical parts of the course, and over 40 online lectures featuring a self-test with answers for each chapter. Additionally, Herrick's website, a href="http://www.manyworldsoflogic.com"www.manyworldsoflogic.com/a, exists as a general online resource for teachers and students of logic and features extra credit assignments and further study materials.Message: Untangling the complexities of logical theory using clear explanations and many examples drawn right out of everyday life

To the Instructor
To the Student
Acknowledgments
The Fundamental Concepts of Logic
What Is Logic?
Let's Have an Argument!
The Two Basic Types of Argument
How to Evaluate a Deductive Argument
How to Evaluate an Inductive Argument
Logical Relations and Concluding Matters
Categorical Logic
Logic Takes Form Categorical Logic Version 1.0
The Categorical Syllogism
Categorical Logic Version 2.0 Boole, Venn, and the Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Categorical Logic
Truth-Functional Logic
Think Like a Stoic! Truth-Functional Logic Version 1.0
Truth-Functional Logic Version 1.1 Stoic Logic Takes Form
Truth-Functional Logic Version 2.0 The Invention of Formal Languages in the Nineteenth Century
From English to TL: Techniques for Great Translations
Truth-Table Analysis Part 1 Truth Tables for the Operators
Truth-Table Analysis Part 2 Testing Sentences for Logical Status
Truth-Table Analysis Part 3 Testing Arguments for Validity
Truth-Table Analysis Part 4 Relations
Modern Truth-Functional Natural Deduction Part 1 The First Four Rules
Truth-Functional Natural Deduction Part 2 Four More Inference Rules
Truth-Functional Deduction Part 3 Replacement Rules
Truth-Functional Deduction Part 4 Indirect and Conditional Proof
Premise-Free Proofs
Interlude: Philosophy of Logic
Predicate Logic
Predicate Logic Version 1.1 Frege Unites Categorical and Stoic Logic
Predicate Logic Version 1.2 It's All About Relationships
Predicate Logic Version 1.3 To Be or Not to Be: The Logic of Identity
Natural Deduction Proofs with Monadic Predicates
A Semantical Theory for Predicate Logic
Conditional and Indirect Predicate Proofs
Proofs with Overlapping Quantifiers
The Summit: Predicate Logic with Identity
Informal and Inductive Logic
The Art of Definition
The Informal Fallacies
The Varieties of Inductive Reasoning
Elementary Probability Theory
Modal Logic
Elementary Modal Logic
Appendices
Classical Indian Logic
Metalogic: The Logic of Logic
GQdel's Theorem: The Power of Logic Revealed
Logic and Computers: How an Idea in Logic Led to the Digital Computer and Transformed the World
Answers to Selected ExercisesE-p1
Index

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