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

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  • Copyright: 1999-08-11
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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 Conceptsp. 1
Arguments, Premises, and Conclusionsp. 1
Recognizing Argumentsp. 14
Deduction and Inductionp. 33
Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogencyp. 43
Argument Forms: Proving Invalidityp. 55
Extended Argumentsp. 63
Language: Meaning and Definitionp. 76
Varieties of Meaningp. 76
The Intension and Extension of Termsp. 87
Definitions and Their Purposesp. 92
Definitional Techniquesp. 100
Criteria for Lexical Definitionsp. 110
Informal Fallaciesp. 118
Fallacies in Generalp. 118
Fallacies of Relevancep. 121
Fallacies of Weak Inductionp. 138
Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammatical Analogyp. 155
Fallacies in Ordinary Languagep. 180
Categorical Propositionsp. 199
The Components of Categorical Propositionsp. 199
Quality, Quantity, and Distributionp. 202
Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Oppositionp. 207
Conversion, Obversion, and Contrapositionp. 215
The Traditional Square of Oppositionp. 225
Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Standpointp. 234
Translating Ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Formp. 241
Categorical Syllogismp. 253
Standard Form, Mood, and Figurep. 253
Venn Diagramsp. 261
Rules and Fallaciesp. 274
Reducing the Number of Termsp. 282
Ordinary Language Argumentsp. 285
Enthymemesp. 289
Soritesp. 294
Propositional Logicp. 301
Symbols and Translationp. 301
Truth Functionsp. 313
Truth Tables for Propositionsp. 325
Truth Tables for Argumentsp. 334
Indirect Truth Tablesp. 338
Argument Forms and Fallaciesp. 345
Natural Deduction in Propositional Logicp. 364
Rules of Implication Ip. 364
Rules of Implication IIp. 374
Rules of Replacement Ip. 384
Rules of Replacement IIp. 395
Conditional Proofp. 405
Indirect Proofp. 410
Proving Logical Truthsp. 416
Predicate Logicp. 420
Symbols and Translationp. 420
Using the Rules of Inferencep. 430
Change of Quantifier Rulesp. 441
Conditional and Indirect Proofp. 445
Proving Invalidityp. 451
Relational Predicates and Overlapping Quantifiersp. 458
Identityp. 470
Inductionp. 485
Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoningp. 485
Causality and Mill's Methodsp. 505
Probabilityp. 529
Statistical Reasoningp. 545
Hypothetical/Scientific Reasoningp. 567
Science and Superstitionp. 588
Answers to Selected Exercisesp. 618
Glossary/Indexp. 677
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