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Concise Introduction to Logic

ISBN-10: 0840034164
ISBN-13: 9780840034168
Edition: 11th 2012
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Book details

List price: $160.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Preface
Informal Logic
Basic Concepts
Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions
Note on the History of Logic
Exercise 1
Recognizing Arguments
EMINENT LOGICIANS: Aristotle
Simple Noninferential Passages
Expository Passages
Illustrations
Explanations
Conditional Statements
Summary
Exercise 1
Deduction and Induction
Ruth Barcan Marcus
Deductive Argument Forms
Inductive Argument Forms
Further Considerations
Summary
Exercise 1
Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency
Deductive Arguments
Inductive Arguments
Summary
EMINENT LOGICIANS: Chrysippus
Exercise 1
Argument Forms: Proving Invalidity
Counterexample Method
Exercise 1
Extended Arguments
Exercise 1
Summary
Language: Meaning and Definition.Varieties of Meaning
Exercise 2
The Intension and Extension of Terms
Exercise 2
Definitions and Their Purposes
Stipulative Definitions
Lexical Definitions
Precising Definitions
EMINENT LOGICIANS: Peter Abelard
Theoretical Definitions
Persuasive Definitions
Exercise 2
Definitional Techniques
Extensional (Denotative) Definitions
Intensional (Connotative) Definitions
Exercise 2
Criteria for Lexical Definitions
Rule 1: A Lexical Definition Should Conform to the Standards of Proper Grammar
Rule 2: A Lexical Definition Should Convey the Essential Meaning of the Word Being Defined
Rule 3: A Lexical Definition Should Be Neither Too Broad nor Too Narrow
Rule 4: A Lexical Definition Should Avoid Circularity
Rule 5: A Lexical Definition Should Not Be Negative When It Can Be Affirmative
Rule 6: A Lexical Definition Should Avoid Figurative, Obscure,Vague, or Ambiguous Language
Rule 7: A Lexical Definition Should Avoid Affective Terminology
Rule 8: A Lexical Definition Should Indicate the Context to Which the Definiens Pertains
Exercise 2
Summary
Informal Fallacies.Fallacies in General
Exercise 3
Fallacies of Relevance
Appeal to Force (Argumentum ad Baculum: Appeal to the“Stick“)
Appeal to Pity (Argumentum ad Misericordiam)
Appeal to the People (Argumentum ad Populum)
Argument Against the Person (Argumentum ad Hominem)
Accident
Straw Man
Missing the Point (Ignoratio Elenchi )
Red Herring
Exercise 3
Fallacies of Weak Induction
Appeal to Unqualified Authority (Argumentum ad Verecundiam)
Appeal to Ignorance
(Argumentum ad Ignorantiam)
Hasty Generalization (Converse Accident)
False Cause
Slippery Slope
Weak Analogy
EMINENT LOGICIANS: William of Ockham
Exercise 3
Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammatical Analogy
Begging the Question (Petitio Principii)
Complex Question
False Dichotomy
Suppressed Evidence
Equivocation
Amphiboly
Composition
Division
Exercise 3
Fallacies in Ordinary Language
Detecting Fallacies
Avoiding Fallacies
Exercise 3
Summary
Formal Logic
Categorical Propositions.The Components of Categorical Propositions
Alice Ambrose
Exercise 4
Quality, Quantity, and Distribution
Exercise 4
Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Opposition
Aristotle and Boole
EMINENT LOGICIANS: George Boole
Venn Diagrams
The Modern Square of Opposition
Testing Immediate Inferences
Exercise 4
Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition
Conversion
Obversion
Contraposition
Exercise 4
The Traditional Square of Opposition
Testing Immediate Inferences
Exercise 4
Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Standpoint
Proving the Traditional Square of Opposition
Testing Immediate Inferences
Exercise 4
Translating Ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Form
Terms Without Nouns
Nonstandard Verbs
Singular Propositions
Adverbs and Pronouns
Unexpressed Quantifiers
Nonstandard Quantifiers
Conditional Statements
Exclusive Propositions
“The Only“
Exceptive Propositions
Exercise 4
Summary
Categorical Syllogisms.Standard Form, Mood, and Figure
Exercise 5

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