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Five Ways of Saying Therefore Arguments, Proofs, Conditionals, Cause and Effect, Explanations

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ISBN-10: 0534580661

ISBN-13: 9780534580667

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Richard L. Epstein

List price: $100.95
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Logic is the art of making inferences, of how to say "therefore". In this book, Richard L. Epstein surveys the five main ways to do that: arguments, proofs, conditionals, cause and effect, and explanations. He does so in an exceptionally clear and simple way, unifying the most advanced research in a presentation that is suitable for students, scholars, and instructors. Part I covers arguments, the use of inferences to convince someone that a conclusion is true. In trying to decide whether there are clear standards for saying that an argument is good or bad, a basis for analyzing inferences is given that carries over to other uses of "therefore." Part II is concerned with how the use of…    
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Book details

List price: $100.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Good Arguments
Repairing Arguments
Induction and Deduction
The Strength of an Argument
Reasoning from Hypotheses
When is a Conditional True?
Modal Logic
Conditionals as Condensed Inferences
Cause and Effect
What is a Cause?
What is the Relation of Cause to Effect?
Examples of Cause and Effect
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