Concise Introduction to Logic

ISBN-10: 0534585051
ISBN-13: 9780534585051
Edition: 9th 2006
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Book details

List price: $156.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Unsurpassed for its clarity, conciseness, and comprehensiveness, Hurley's market-leading A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC has established itself as the standard for introductory logic classes. Hailed in the first eight editions for an unwavering commitment to lucid, focused, reader-friendly presentations of logic's basic topics, the latest edition also continues to expand upon Hurley's tradition of technological excellence with the introduction of vMentor and iLrn Logic. These two technologies help you manage the workload of teaching logic by providing your students with a live, online logic tutoring service and you with an online system that automates homework and test grading. In addition, Hurley's outstanding LEARNING LOGIC?an interactive, audio-visual recasting of the entire text?remains a free supplement with each copy of the text. Rounded out with a Book Companion Website that features student quizzing and interactive tutorials on Venn diagrams and truth tables, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC, Ninth Edition is not only the most logically sound choice that a professor could make for his or her logic course, but the most "technologically" sound choice as well.

Basic Concepts
Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions
Recognizing Arguments
Deduction and Induction
Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency
Argument Forms: Proving Invalidity
Extended Arguments
Language: Meaning and Definition
Varieties of Meaning
The Intension and Extension of Terms
Definitions and Their Purposes
Definitional Techniques
Criteria for Lexical Definitions
Informal Fallacies
Fallacies in General
Fallacies of Relevance
Fallacies of Weak Induction
Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammatical Analogy
Fallacies in Ordinary Language
Categorical Propositions
The Components of Categorical Propositions
Quality, Quantity, and Distribution
Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Opposition
Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition
The Traditional Square of Opposition
Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Standpoint
Translating Ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Form
Categorical Syllogisms
Standard Form, Mood, and Figure
Venn Diagrams
Rules and Fallacies
Reducing the Number of Terms
Ordinary Language Arguments
Enthymemes
Sorites
Propositional Logic
Symbols and Translation
Truth Functions
Truth Tables for Propositions
Truth Tables for Arguments
Indirect Truth Tables
Argument Forms and Fallacies
Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic
Rules of Implication I
Rules of Implication II
Rules of Replacement I
Rules of Replacement II
Conditional Proof
Indirect Proof
Proving Logical Truths
Predicate Logic
Symbols and Translation
Using the Rules of Inference
Change of Quantifier Rule
Conditional and Indirect Proof
Proving Invalidity
Relational Predicates and Overlapping Quantifiers
Identity
Induction
Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoning
Causality and Mill's Methods
Probability
Statistical Reasoning
Hypothetical/Scientific Reasoning
Science and Superstition
Answers to Selected Exercises
Glossary/Index

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