ISBN-10: 0199846316

ISBN-13: 9780199846313

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Stan Baronett

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Baronett brings vivid writing, real-world examples, and a choice of practical applied chapters to a course known for formal reasoning, to bridge the connections to student lives and future careers. This comprehensive introduction to logic and critical reasoning shows how logic is relevant ineveryday life, demonstrating the applications of logic in, among other places, the workplace, media and entertainment, politics, science and technology, and student life. The real-world examples and exercises are oriented to the interests and experiences of students, and the explanations ofdifficult concepts are exceptionally clear and engaging.Each chapter opens with a discussion of an everyday example, often taken directly from contemporary events, to pose the problem and set the narrative tone. This provides an immediate connection between logic and real-world issues, motivating the need for logic as a tool to help with the deluge ofinformation available today. The fifteen chapters are designed to provide a comprehensive logic textbook, but also one that can be tailored to individual courses and their needs. The chapters are modular and can be put together in a variety of ways in customized version that will suit anyone'sintroduction to logic or critical thinking course.The includes approximately 2600 exercises ("Check Your Understanding") that are progressive, varied, and real-world, letting students practice what they have learned through explanations and examples.A rich set of supplemental resources is available to support teaching and learning in this course. These supplements include an Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD, downloadable Learning Management System Cartridges, and a Companion Website for instructors and students availableonline at www.oup.com/us/baronett. The Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD includes: Solutions to all exercises in the book, Summary of each chapter, Key Terms, A customizable Computerized Test Bank with multiple-choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions to allowinstructors to give Exams or Homework Problems and receive autograded feedback, A traditional Test Bank and answer key for instructors to give "pen and pencil" Exams and Homework using the identical questions that are found on the Computerized Test Bank (The Instructor's Manual with ComputerizedTest Bank and the traditional Test Bank are also available in printed format), and PowerPoint lecture outlines. The Learning Management System Cartridges include the Instructor's Manual and Computerized Test Bank, as well as student-material from the companion website, in a fully downloadable formatfor instructors using a learning management system in their courses. The Companion Website includes the following material: Introduction to Book/Authors: Table of Contents, About the Authors; Instructor's Resources (password protected): A downloadable version of the Instructor's Manual (exceptingthe Test Bank and the Solutions to exercises, which are only available in CD or printed format), PowerPoint lecture outlines; and Student Resources: Brief Summary of each chapter, Interactive Flash Cards with key terms and definitions, WebLinks and other media resources, and Practice quizzes withanswers and explanations.The first text to make logic relevant, interesting, and accessible to today's students, by bridging both formal and informal logic to real life.
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Each chapter ends with a Summary, Key Terms, and a Logic Challenge
Setting the Stage
What Logic Studies
Statements and Arguments
Recognizing Arguments
Check Your Understanding 1B
Arguments and Explanations
Check Your Understanding 1C
Truth and Logic
E. Deductive and Inductive Arguments
Check Your Understanding 1E
Deductive Arguments: Validity and Truth
Logical Form
Check Your Understanding 1F
Inductive Arguments: Strength and Truth
Techniques of Analysis
Check Your Understanding 1G
Logic Challenge: The Problem of the Hats
Informal Logic
Language Matters
Intension and Extension
Terms, Use, and Mention
Two Kinds of Meaning
Proper Names
Check Your Understanding 2A
Using Intensional Definitions
Synonymous Definitions
Word Origin Definitions
Operational Definitions
Definition by Genus and Difference
Using Extensional Definitions
Ostensive Definitions
Enumerative Definitions
Definition by Subclass
Check Your Understanding 2C
Applying Definitions
Stipulative Definitions
Lexical Definitions
Functional Definitions
Precising Definitions
Theoretical Definitions
Persuasive Definitions
Check Your Understanding 2D
Guidelines for Informative Definitions
Check Your Understanding 2E
Cognitive and Emotive Meaning
Check Your Understanding 2F
Factual and Verbal Disputes
Check Your Understanding 2G
Logic Challenge: The Path
Diagrams and Analysis
The Basics of Diagramming Arguments
Check Your Understanding 3A
Incomplete Arguments
Check Your Understanding 3B
Rhetorical Language
Rhetorical Questions
Rhetorical Conditionals
Rhetorical Disjunctions
Check Your Understanding 3C
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
Check Your Understanding 3D
Logic Challenge: The Train to Vegas
Informal Fallacies
Fallacies of Relevance
Argument Against the Person
Tu Quoque
Appeal to the People
Appeal to Pity
Appeal to Force
Appeal to Ignorance
Missing the Point
Appeal to an Unqualified Authority
Summary of Fallacies of Relevance
Check Your Understanding 4A
Fallacies of Unwarranted Assumption
Begging the Question
Complex Question
Biased Sample
Hasty Generalization
Misleading Precision
False Dichotomy
False Dilemma
Post Hoc Fallacy
Common Cause Fallacy
Slippery Slope
Summary of Fallacies of Unwarranted Assumption
Check Your Understanding 4B
Fallacies of Ambiguity or Diversion
Straw Man Fallacy
Red Herring Fallacy
Check Your Understanding 4C
Summary of Fallacies of Ambiguity or Diversion
Recognizing Fallacies in Ordinary Language
Check Your Understanding 4D
Logic Challenge: A Clever Problem
Formal Logic
Categorical Propositions
Categorical Propositions
Check Your Understanding 5A
Quantity, Quality, and Distribution
Check Your Understanding 5B
The Square of Opposition
Check Your Understanding 5C
Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition
Check Your Understanding 5D
Existential Import
The Modern Square of Opposition
Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition Revisited
Check Your Understanding 5G
Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Square
Check Your Understanding 5H
Missing Plural Nouns
Nonstandard Verbs
Singular Propositions
Adverbs and Pronouns
"It Is False That . . ."
Implied Quantifiers
Nonstandard Quantifiers
Conditional Statements
Exclusive Propositions
"The Only"
Propositions Requiring Two Translations
Check Your Understanding 5I
Logic Challenge: Group Relationship
Categorical Syllogisms
Standard-Form Categorical Syllogisms
Diagramming in the Modern Interpretation
Diagramming A-propositions
Diagramming E-propositions
Diagramming I-propositions
Diagramming O-propositions
Wrapping Up the X
Is the Syllogism Valid?
Check Your Understanding 6B
Diagramming in the Traditional Interpretation
When Both Interpretations Give the Same Results
Check Your Understanding 6C
Mood and Figure
Check Your Understanding 6D
Rules and Fallacies
Check Your Understanding 6E
Ordinary Language Arguments
Reducing the Number of Terms in an Argument
Check Your Understanding 6F.1
Paraphrasing Ordinary Language Arguments
Categorical Propositions and Multiple Arguments
Check Your Understanding 6F.2
Check Your Understanding 6G
Check Your Understanding 6H
Logic Challenge: The Four Circles
Propositional Logic
Logical Operators and Translations
Simple and Compound Statements
Conditional Statements
Distinguishing "If" from "Only if"
Check Your Understanding 7A
Complex Statements
Well-Formed Formulas
Check Your Understanding 7B.1
Main Operator
Check Your Understanding 7B.2
Translations and the Main Operator
Check Your Understanding 7B.3
Truth Functions
Defining the Five Logical Operators
Check Your Understanding 7C
Operator Truth Tables and Ordinary Language
Truth Tables for Propositions
Arranging the Truth Values
The Order of Operations
Check Your Understanding 7D.1
Propositions with Assigned Truth Values
Check Your Understanding 7D.2
Contingent and Noncontingent Statements
Check Your Understanding 7E
Logical Equivalence
Check Your Understanding 7F
Contradictory, Consistent, and Inconsistent Statements
Check Your Understanding 7G
Truth Tables for Arguments
Technical Validity
Check Your Understanding 7H
Thinking Through An Argument
A Shorter Truth Table
Check Your Understanding 7I.1
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
Argument Form
Check Your Understanding 7I.2
Examining Statements for Consistency
Check Your Understanding 7I.3
Logic Challenge: A Card Problem
Natural Deduction
Natural Deduction
Implication Rules I
Modus Ponens (MP)
Modus Tollens (MT)
Hypothetical Syllogism (HS)
Disjunctive Syllogism (DS)
Justification--Applying the Rules of Inference
Check Your Understanding 8B
Tactics and Strategy
Working Through a Proof
Check Your Understanding 8C
Implication Rules II
Constructive Dilemma (CD)
Simplification (Simp)
Conjunction (Conj)
Addition (Add)
Check Your Understanding 8D
Replacement Rules I
De Morgan (DM)
Commutation (Com)
Association (Assoc)
Distribution (Dist)
Double Negation (DN)
Check Your Understanding 8E
Replacement Rules II
Transposition (Trans)
Material Implication (Impl)
Material Equivalence (Equiv)
Exportation (Exp)
Tautology (Taut)
Check Your Understanding 8F
Conditional Proof
Check Your Understanding 8G
Indirect Proof
Check Your Understanding 8H
Logic Challenge: The Truth
Predicate Logic
Translating Ordinary Language
Singular Statements
Universal Statements
Particular Statements
Paying Attention to Meaning
Check Your Understanding 9A
Four New Rules of Inference
Universal Instantiation
Universal Generalization
Existential Generalization
Existential Instantiation
Summary of the Four Rules
Tactics and Strategy
Check Your Understanding 9B
Change of Quantifier
Check Your Understanding 9C
Conditional and Indirect Proof
Conditional Proof
Indirect Proof
Check Your Understanding 9D
Proving Invalidity
Counterexample Method
Finite Universe Method
Indirect Truth Tables
Check Your Understanding 9E
Relational Predicates
Check Your Understanding 9F.1
A New Restriction
Change of Quantifier
Conditional Proof and Indirect Proof
Check Your Understanding 9F.2
Simple Identity Statements
"The Only"
"No . . . Except"
"All Except"
"At Most"
"At Least"
Definite Descriptions
Summary of Identity Translations
Check Your Understanding 9G.1
Check Your Understanding 9G.2
Logic Challenge: Your Name and Age, Please
Inductive Logic
Analogical Arguments
The Framework of Analogical Arguments
Check Your Understanding 10A
Analyzing Analogical Arguments
Criteria for Analyzing Analogical Arguments
Check Your Understanding 10B
Strategies of Evaluation
Unintended Consequences
Combining Strategies
Check Your Understanding 10C
Logic Challenge: Beat the Cheat
Legal Arguments
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
Conditional Statements
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
Disjunction and Conjunction
Analyzing a Complex Rule
Check Your Understanding 11E
The Role of Precedent
Check Your Understanding 11G
Logic Challenge: A Guilty Problem
Moral Arguments
Value Judgments
Justifying "Should"
Types of Value Judgments
Taste and Value
Check Your Understanding 12A
Moral Theories
Situation Ethics
Contrasting Moral Theories
Check Your Understanding 12B
The Naturalistic Fallacy
The Structure of Moral Arguments
Analogies and Moral Arguments
Check Your Understanding 12E
Justifying Moral Premises
Check Your Understanding 12F
Logic Challenge: Dangerous Cargo
Statistical Arguments and Probability
Samples and Populations
Check Your Understanding 13A
Statistical Averages
Check Your Understanding 13B
Standard Deviation
Dividing the Curve
The Size of the Standard Deviation
How to Calculate Standard Deviation
Check Your Understanding 13C
What If the Results Are Skewed?
The Misuse of Statistics
Check Your Understanding 13E
Probability Theories
A Priori Theory
Relative Frequency Theory
Subjectivist Theory
Probability Calculus
Conjunction Methods
Disjunction Methods
Negation Method
Check Your Understanding 13G
True Odds in Games of Chance
Check Your Understanding 13I
Logic Challenge: The Second Child
Causality and Scientific Arguments
Mill's Methods
Method of Agreement
Method of Difference
Joint Method of Agreement and Difference
Method of Residues
Method of Concomitant Variations
Check Your Understanding 14B
Limitations of Mill's Methods
Theoretical and Experimental Science
Inference to the Best Explanation
Hypothesis Testing, Experiments, and Predictions
Controlled Experiments
Determining Causality
Science and Superstition
The Need for a Fair Test
Verifiable Predictions
Nontrivial Predictions
Connecting the Hypothesis and Prediction
Science and Superstition
The Allure of Superstition
Check Your Understanding 14G
Logic Challenge: The Scale and the Coins
Analyzing a Long Essay
Childbed Fever
Check Your Understanding 15B
Miasm and Contagion
Check Your Understanding 15C
Semmelweis' Account of the Discovery
Check Your Understanding 15D
Summary of Semmelweis' Account
Initial Questions
Check Your Understanding 15E
A New Interpretation
Check Your Understanding 15F
Logic Challenge: A Relative Problem
Answers to Selected Exercises
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