Logic Made Easy How to Know When Language Deceives You

ISBN-10: 0393326926

ISBN-13: 9780393326925

Edition: N/A

Authors: Deborah J. Bennett

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List price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Deborah J. Bennett is Associate Professor of Mathematics, Jersey City State College, New Jersey.

Introduction: Logic Is Rare
The mistakes we make
Logic should be everywhere
How history can help
Consistency is all I ask
Proof by contradiction
All S are P
Vice Versa
Familiarity-help or hindrance?
Clarity or brevity?
A Not Tangles Everything Up
The trouble with not
Scope of the negative
A and E propositions
When no means yes-the "negative pregnant" and double negative
Some Is Part or All of All
Some is existential
Some are; some are not
A, E, I, and O
Sorites, or heap
Atmosphere of the "sillygism"
Knowledge interferes with logic
Truth interferes with logic
Terminology made simple
When Things Are IFfy
The converse of the conditional
The contrapositive conditional
Syllogisms Involving IF, AND, and OR
Disjunction, an "or" statement
Conjunction, an "and" statement
Hypothetical syllogisms
Common fallacies
Diagramming conditional syllogisms
Series Syllogisms
Symbols That Express Our Thoughts
Leibniz's dream comes true: Boolean logic
Logic Machines and Truth Tables
Reasoning machines
Truth tables
True, false, and maybe
Fuzzy Logic, Fallacies, and Paradoxes
Shaggy logic
Common Logic and Language
Thinking Well-Together
Theories of reasoning
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