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First Course in Logic

ISBN-10: 0321277325
ISBN-13: 9780321277329
Edition: 2004
Authors: K. Codell Carter
List price: $217.80
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Book details

List price: $217.80
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/14/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Providing students with a more understandable introduction to logic without sacrificing rigor,A First Course in Logic presents topics and methods in a highly accessible and integrated manner. By integrating and comparing topics throughout and using the same examples in different chapters, the author shows the utility and limitations of each method of logic. The introduction now emphasizes strategies and tactics for applying memorization rules. One-of-a-kind LSAT-type exercises apply logic to pre-professional exams. This Gold Edition of the text now uses more standard notation and has been thoroughly class-tested and revised for absolute accuracy of information.

This tentative table of contents is for early review purposes; the final contents may not include all of the selections listed here
Each chapter contains: exercises, LSAT questions, "What Will I Learn in This Chapter"
"What Have I Learned in This Chapter"
How Can I Apply What I Have Learned in This Chapter?" and "Where Do I Go from Here?"
Basic Concepts of Logic
Arguments
The Historical Roots of Logic
Induction and Deduction
Validity and Soundness
Logical Strength and Cogency
Refutation
Proof
Logic and Language
Use and Mention
The Uses of Language
Kinds of Definitions
Ways of Defining
Rules for Lexical Definitions
Arguments in Context
Fallacies
Syllogistic Logic
Aristotelian Logic
Diagramming and Symbolizing Categorical Statements
Categorical Equivalences
Syllogisms
Using Venn Diagrams to Refute Invalid Syllogisms
Using Canons to Test Syllogisms for Invalidity
Syllogistic Fallacies
Enthymemes and Sorites
Proofs of Valid Syllogisms
The Limits of Syllogistic Logic
Truth-functional Logic: Symbolization and Refutation
Stoic Logic
Symbolizing Truth-functional Arguments
Truth Tables
Classifying and Comparing Statements
Implication and Equivalence
Refuting Invalid Truth-functional Arguments
Truth-functional Fallacies
The Sheffer Arrow
Truth-functional Logic: Proofs
Statement-Forms and Their Instances
Modus Ponens and Rules for Conjunctions, Disjunctions and Biconditionals
Conditional Proof
Indirect Proof
Shortcut Rules
Shortcut Rules, Continued
Strategies and Tactics
Other Uses for Truth-functional Proofs
The Nature of Truth-functional Proofs
Quantificational Logic
Frege's Project
Quantificational Notation: Monadic Predicates
Quantificational Notation: Polyadic Predicates
Quantificational Proofs
The Nature of Quantificational Logic
Properties of Relations and Second-Order Logic
The Outcome of Frege's Project
Inductive Logic
Inductive Arguments
Appeal to Authority
Argument by Analogy
The Strength of Inductive Arguments
Hypothesis and Confirmation
Causal Reasoning
Argument by Generalization
Samples
Probabilistic Reasoning
Solutions to Starred Exercises
Glossary/Index

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