9780534584825

A Concise Introduction to Logic (with InfoTrac and CD-ROM)

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    9780534584825

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    0534584829

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/26/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

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
1(71)
Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions
1(12)
Recognizing Arguments
13(18)
Deduction and Induction
31(10)
Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency
41(11)
Argument Forms: Proving Invalidity
52(7)
Extended Arguments
59(13)
Language: Meaning and Definition
72(39)
Varieties of Meaning
72(10)
The Intension and Extension of Terms
82(5)
Definitions and Their Purposes
87(7)
Definitional Techniques
94(10)
Criteria for Lexical Definitions
104(7)
Informal Fallacies
111(77)
Fallacies in General
111(3)
Fallacies of Relevance
114(16)
Fallacies of Weak Induction
130(17)
Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammatical Analogy
147(23)
Fallacies in Ordinary Language
170(18)
Categorical Propositions
188(54)
The Components of Categorical Propositions
188(2)
Quality, Quantity, and Distribution
190(5)
Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Opposition
195(9)
Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition
204(10)
The Traditional Square of Opposition
214(10)
Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Standpoint
224(6)
Translating Ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Form
230(12)
Categorical Syllogisms
242(45)
Standard Form, Mood, and Figure
242(7)
Venn Diagrams
249(12)
Rules and Fallacies
261(8)
Reducing the Number of Terms
269(3)
Ordinary language Arguments
272(3)
Enthymemes
275(5)
Sorites
280(7)
Propositional Logic
287(61)
Symbols and Translation
287(11)
Truth Functions
298(12)
Truth Tables for Propositions
310(9)
Truth Tables for Arguments
319(5)
Indirect Truth Tables
324(6)
Argument Forms and Fallacies
330(18)
Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic
348(57)
Rules of Implication I
348(11)
Rules of Implication II
359(10)
Rules of Replacement I
369(11)
Rules of Replacement II
380(10)
Conditional Proof
390(5)
Indirect Proof
395(6)
Proving Logical Truths
401(4)
Predicate Logic
405(63)
Symbols and Translation
405(9)
Using the Rules of Inference
414(11)
Change of Quantifier Rule
425(4)
Conditional and Indirect Proof
429(6)
Proving Invalidity
435(6)
Relational Predicates and Overlapping Quantifiers
441(12)
Identity
453(15)
Induction
468(124)
Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoning
468(19)
Causality and Mill's Methods
487(21)
Probability
508(17)
Statistical Reasoning
525(19)
Hypothetical/Scientific Reasoning
544(20)
Science and Superstition
564(28)
Answers to Selected Exercises 592(62)
Glossary/Index 654

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