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# A Concise Introduction to Logic

**by**Patrick J. Hurley

6th

### 9780534505356

053450535X

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7/30/1996

Wadsworth Publishing

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Unsurpassed for its clarity, conciseness, and comprehensiveness, Hurley's market-leading A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC has established itself as the standard for introductory logic classes. Hailed in the first eight editions for an unwavering commitment to lucid, focused, reader-friendly presentations of logic's basic topics, the latest edition also continues to expand upon Hurley's tradition of technological excellence with the introduction of vMentor and iLrn Logic. These two technologies help you manage the workload of teaching logic by providing your students with a live, online logic tutoring service and you with an online system that automates homework and test grading. In addition, Hurley's outstanding LEARNING LOGIC?an interactive, audio-visual recasting of the entire text?remains a free supplement with each copy of the text. Rounded out with a Book Companion Website that features student quizzing and interactive tutorials on Venn diagrams and truth tables, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC, Ninth Edition is not only the most logically sound choice that a professor could make for his or her logic course, but the most "technologically" sound choice as well.

## Table of Contents

Basic Concepts | p. 1 |

Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions | p. 1 |

Recognizing Arguments | p. 13 |

Deduction and Induction | p. 31 |

Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency | p. 41 |

Argument Forms: Proving Invalidity | p. 52 |

Extended Arguments | p. 59 |

Language: Meaning and Definition | p. 72 |

Varieties of Meaning | p. 72 |

The Intension and Extension of Terms | p. 82 |

Definitions and Their Purposes | p. 87 |

Definitional Techniques | p. 94 |

Criteria for Lexical Definitions | p. 104 |

Informal Fallacies | p. 111 |

Fallacies in General | p. 111 |

Fallacies of Relevance | p. 114 |

Fallacies of Weak Induction | p. 130 |

Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammatical Analogy | p. 147 |

Fallacies in Ordinary Language | p. 170 |

Categorical Propositions | p. 188 |

The Components of Categorical Propositions | p. 188 |

Quality, Quantity, and Distribution | p. 190 |

Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Opposition | p. 195 |

Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition | p. 204 |

The Traditional Square of Opposition | p. 214 |

Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Standpoint | p. 224 |

Translating Ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Form | p. 230 |

Categorical Syllogisms | p. 242 |

Standard Form, Mood, and Figure | p. 242 |

Venn Diagrams | p. 249 |

Rules and Fallacies | p. 261 |

Reducing the Number of Terms | p. 269 |

Ordinary Language Arguments | p. 272 |

Enthymemes | p. 275 |

Sorites | p. 280 |

Propositional Logic | p. 287 |

Symbols and Translation | p. 287 |

Truth Functions | p. 298 |

Truth Tables for Propositions | p. 310 |

Truth Tables for Arguments | p. 319 |

Indirect Truth Tables | p. 324 |

Argument Forms and Fallacies | p. 330 |

Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic | p. 348 |

Rules of Implication I | p. 348 |

Rules of Implication II | p. 359 |

Rules of Replacement I | p. 369 |

Rules of Replacement II | p. 380 |

Conditional Proof | p. 390 |

Indirect Proof | p. 395 |

Proving Logical Truths | p. 401 |

Predicate Logic | p. 405 |

Symbols and Translation | p. 405 |

Using the Rules of Inference | p. 414 |

Change of Quantifier Rule | p. 425 |

Conditional and Indirect Proof | p. 429 |

Proving Invalidity | p. 435 |

Relational Predicates and Overlapping Quantifiers | p. 441 |

Identity | p. 453 |

Induction | p. 468 |

Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoning | p. 468 |

Causality and Mill's Methods | p. 487 |

Probability | p. 508 |

Statistical Reasoning | p. 525 |

Hypothetical/Scientific Reasoning | p. 544 |

Science and Superstition | p. 564 |

Answers to Selected Exercises | p. 592 |

Glossary/Index | p. 654 |

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