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Rational Episodes Logic for the Intermittently Reasonable

ISBN-10: 1591027306
ISBN-13: 9781591027300
Edition: 2009
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Description: In this accessible, concise yet comprehensive introduction to a sometimes-formidable subject, Parsons presents elementary topics in logic for people who have little background in mathematics or science and have no career goals in those fields.

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 8/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

In this accessible, concise yet comprehensive introduction to a sometimes-formidable subject, Parsons presents elementary topics in logic for people who have little background in mathematics or science and have no career goals in those fields.

KEITH M. PARSONS is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston, Clear Lake and author of God and the Burden of Proof. He is editor of Philo, Journal of the Society of Humanist Philosophers.

Acknowledgments
Preface for Instructors
Preface for Students (You Really Should Read It)
What Is Logic?
Sentential Logic Basics
Sentential Logic Proofs
More Sentential Logic: Contradictions, Tautologies, and Assumptions
Predicate Logic Basics
Proofs in Predicate Logic
Probability: The Basic Rules of Life
The Theorem of Dr. Bayes
Probability Illusions: Why We Are So Bad at Inductive Reasoning
"Studies Have Shown" ... Or Have They?
Inference to the Best Explanation
Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion
Won't Get Fooled Again (Fallacies and Other Foibles)
Spin, Spin, Spin, Spin (Or How Not to Be a Sucker)
Everything You Know Is Wrong! Pseudoscience and Bogus Scholarship
Glossary
Index

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