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# A Concise Introduction to Logic (with LogicCoach III CD-ROM)

**by**Hurley, Patrick J.

7th

### 9780534520069

0534520065

Hardcover

8/11/1999

Wadsworth Publishing

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## Summary

This text is appropriate for Introduction to Logic, Critical Reasoning, Advanced Logic, and informal Logic courses.

Acclaimed in all six prior editions for being clear, concise, and comprehensive, Hurley's A Concise Introduction to Logic covers all of the standard topics for any Introductory Logic course in neatly-packaged learning units. Known for its concise, direct style that emphasizes clarity, this market-leading text avoids the peculiar quirks, technicalities, and wordiness of other logic texts. Integrated technology such as a CD-ROM, Web-based material, and InfoTrac "RM" College Edition make for a complete teaching and learning system.

## Table of Contents

Basic Concepts | p. 1 |

Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions | p. 1 |

Recognizing Arguments | p. 14 |

Deduction and Induction | p. 33 |

Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency | p. 43 |

Argument Forms: Proving Invalidity | p. 55 |

Extended Arguments | p. 63 |

Language: Meaning and Definition | p. 76 |

Varieties of Meaning | p. 76 |

The Intension and Extension of Terms | p. 87 |

Definitions and Their Purposes | p. 92 |

Definitional Techniques | p. 100 |

Criteria for Lexical Definitions | p. 110 |

Informal Fallacies | p. 118 |

Fallacies in General | p. 118 |

Fallacies of Relevance | p. 121 |

Fallacies of Weak Induction | p. 138 |

Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammatical Analogy | p. 155 |

Fallacies in Ordinary Language | p. 180 |

Categorical Propositions | p. 199 |

The Components of Categorical Propositions | p. 199 |

Quality, Quantity, and Distribution | p. 202 |

Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Opposition | p. 207 |

Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition | p. 215 |

The Traditional Square of Opposition | p. 225 |

Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Standpoint | p. 234 |

Translating Ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Form | p. 241 |

Categorical Syllogism | p. 253 |

Standard Form, Mood, and Figure | p. 253 |

Venn Diagrams | p. 261 |

Rules and Fallacies | p. 274 |

Reducing the Number of Terms | p. 282 |

Ordinary Language Arguments | p. 285 |

Enthymemes | p. 289 |

Sorites | p. 294 |

Propositional Logic | p. 301 |

Symbols and Translation | p. 301 |

Truth Functions | p. 313 |

Truth Tables for Propositions | p. 325 |

Truth Tables for Arguments | p. 334 |

Indirect Truth Tables | p. 338 |

Argument Forms and Fallacies | p. 345 |

Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic | p. 364 |

Rules of Implication I | p. 364 |

Rules of Implication II | p. 374 |

Rules of Replacement I | p. 384 |

Rules of Replacement II | p. 395 |

Conditional Proof | p. 405 |

Indirect Proof | p. 410 |

Proving Logical Truths | p. 416 |

Predicate Logic | p. 420 |

Symbols and Translation | p. 420 |

Using the Rules of Inference | p. 430 |

Change of Quantifier Rules | p. 441 |

Conditional and Indirect Proof | p. 445 |

Proving Invalidity | p. 451 |

Relational Predicates and Overlapping Quantifiers | p. 458 |

Identity | p. 470 |

Induction | p. 485 |

Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoning | p. 485 |

Causality and Mill's Methods | p. 505 |

Probability | p. 529 |

Statistical Reasoning | p. 545 |

Hypothetical/Scientific Reasoning | p. 567 |

Science and Superstition | p. 588 |

Answers to Selected Exercises | p. 618 |

Glossary/Index | p. 677 |

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