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This book introduces the fundamental methods and techniques of correct reasoning, in a manner that shows the relevance of the topics to readers everyday lives. Many new exercises introduced in this edition help supplement and support explanations, aid in review, and make the book visually stimulating. Includes many fascinating illustrations taken from the history of science as well as from contemporary research in the physical and biological sciences, plus introduces an abundance of new exercises throughout, complete with solutions for the first exercise in a set.Appropriate for those in business, education, political, or psychology careers.
Table of Contents
|Logic and Language|
|Basic Logical Concepts|
|What Logic Is|
|Propositions and Arguments|
|Arguments and Explanations|
|Deductive and Inductive Arguments|
|Validity and Truth|
|Complex Argumentative Passages|
|Problems in Reasoning|
|Language and Definitions|
|Emotive Language, Neutral Language, and Disputes|
|Disputes and Ambiguity|
|Definitions and Their Uses|
|The Structure of Definitions: Extension and Intension|
|Definition by Genus and Difference|
|What Is a Fallacy?|
|Classification of Fallacies|
|Fallacies of Relevance|
|Fallacies of Defective Induction|
|Fallacies of Presumption|
|Fallacies of Ambiguity|
|The Theory of Deduction|
|Classes and Categorical Propositions|
|The Four Kinds of Categorical Propositions|
|Quality, Quantity, and Distributions|
|The Traditional Square of Opposition|
|Further Immediate Inferences|
|Existential Import and the Interpretation of Categorical Propositions|
|Symbolism and Diagrams for Categorical Propositions|
|Standard-Form Categorical Syllogisms|
|The Formal Nature of Syllogistic Argument |