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Introduction to Logic

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ISBN-10: 0205828655

ISBN-13: 9780205828654

Edition: 14th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen, Kenneth McMahon

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Book details

List price: $195.95
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/11/2010
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 688
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Carl Cohen is professor of philosophy at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Logic and Language
Basic Logical Concepts
What Logic Is
Propositions and Arguments
Recognizing Arguments
Arguments and Explanations
Deductive and Inductive Arguments
Validity and Truth
Analyzing Arguments
Paraphrasing Arguments
Diagramming Arguments
Complex Argumentative Passages
Problems in Reasoning
Informal Logic
Language and Definitions
Language Functions
Emotive Language, Neutral Language, and Disputes
Disputes and Ambiguity
Definitions and Their Uses
The Structure of Definitions: Extension and Intension
Definition by Genus and Difference
What Is a Fallacy?
Classification of Fallacies
Fallacies of Relevance
Fallacies of Defective Induction
Fallacies of Presumption
Fallacies of Ambiguity
Classical Logic
Categorical Propositions
The Theory of Deduction
Classes and Categorical Propositions
The Four Kinds of Categorical Propositions
Quality, Quantity, and Distributions
The Traditional Square of Opposition
Further Immediate Inferences
Existential Import and the Interpretation of Categorical Propositions
Symbolism and Diagrams for Categorical Propositions
Categorical Syllogisms
Standard-Form Categorical Syllogisms
The Formal Nature of Syllogistic Argument
Venn Diagram Technique for Testing Syllogisms
Syllogistic Rules and Syllogistic Fallacies
Exposition of the Fifteen Valid Forms of the Categorical Syllogism
Appendix:Deduction of the Fifteen Valid Forms of the Categorical Syllogism
Syllogisms in Ordinary Language
Syllogistic Arguments
Reducing the Number of Terms to Three
Translating Categorical Propositions into Standard Form
Uniform Translation
Disjunctive and Hypothetical Syllogisms
The Dilemma
Modern Logic
Symbolic Logic
Modern Logic and Its Symbolic Language
The Symbols for Conjunction, Negation, and Disjunction
Conditional Statements and Material Implication
Argument Forms and Refutation by Logical Analogy
The Precise Meaning of �Invalid� and �Valid�
The Three �Laws of Thought�
Methods of Deduction
Quantification Theory
Analogy And Causation
Analogical Reasoning
Causal Reasoning
Science and Probability
Science and Hypothesis