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About Thinking

ISBN-10: 0135351898

ISBN-13: 9780135351895

Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)

Authors: W. Ward Fearnside

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Description:

Concerned with practical problems and matters basic to critical thinking, this volume provides many examples and "doable" exercises that stress the application of logic to situations expressed in ordinary language. It offers rules for improving the quality of thinkingexplaining basic concepts such as induction and deduction in clear and simple termsand briefly touches upon topics like evidence, statistics and language.
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Book details

List price: $202.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Fallacies
The Nature of Fallacies
Psychological Fallacies
Material Fallacies
Deduction
Classes, Propositions, and Quantifiers
Class Relationships
The Categorical Syllogism
Immediate Inference
The Hypothetical Syllogism
Disjunctive and Alternative Syllogisms
Enthymemes
Standard Form
Argument in Ordinary Language
Induction
Generalization
Causal Relationship
Hypothesis
Analogy
Language
The Nature and Uses of Language
Definition and Interpretation of Meaning
Evidence
Observation and Inference
Witnesses and Circumstantial Evidence
Judging Statistics
Logic and the Scientific Method
Appendix: Checklist of Fallacies
Index