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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

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Arguments
Claims
Arguments
Good Arguments
Repairing Arguments
Fallacies
Induction and Deduction
The Strength of an Argument
Probability
Generalizations
Analogies
Reasoning from Hypotheses
""Therefore""
Proofs
Proofs
Conditionals
""If?Then?""
When is a Conditional True?
Modal Logic
Conditionals as Condensed Inferences
""Therefore""
Cause and Effect
What is a Cause?
What is the Relation of Cause to Effect?
Examples of Cause and Effect
Cause in