Art of Reasoning / Edition 3

Art of Reasoning / Edition 3

4.0 3
by David Kelley
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0393972135

ISBN-13: 2900393972138

Pub. Date: 02/01/1998

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

* Inviting prose
* Lucid style
* Familiar language
* Practical applications
* Real-world examples

Overview

* Inviting prose
* Lucid style
* Familiar language
* Practical applications
* Real-world examples

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900393972138
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
704

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 -- introduction
Thinking skills
Objectivity

Partone -- concepts and propositions

Chapter 2 -- classification
Concepts and referents
Rules and classification
Levels of organization

Chapter 3 -- definitions
The functions of a definition
Rules for definitions
Constructing definitions

Chapter 4 -- propositions
Propositions and sentences
Propositions and word meaning
Propositions and grammar

Part two - arguments

Chapter 5 -- basic argument analysis
Elements of reasoning
Diagramming arguments
Logical strength
Implicit premises

Chapter 6 -- fallacies
Subjectivist fallacies
Fallacies involving credibility
Fallacies of context
Fallacies of logical structure

Chapter 7 -- advanced argument analysis
Distilling an argument
Diagramming debates

Part three -- classical deductive logic

Chapter 8 -- categorical propositions
Standard form
The square of opposition
Existential import
Distribution
Immediate inference
Venn diagrams

Chapter 9 -- categorical syllogisms
The structure of a syllogism
Validity
Enthymemes
Rules of validity
Venn diagrams
The cancellation method

Chapter 10 -- disjunctive and hypothetical syllogisms
Disjunctive syllogisms
Hypothetical propositions
Hypothetical syllogisms

Chapter 11 -- syllogisms in ordinary reasoning
Distilling deductive arguments
Extended arguments

Part four -- modern deductive logic

Chapter 12 -- propositional logic: symbolic notation
Connectives
Statement forms
Computing truth tables

Chapter 13 -- propositional logic: arguments
Truth table test of validity
Truth table test-short form
Proof
Equivalence
Conditional proof and reductio ad absurdum

Chapter 14 -- predicate logic
Quantifiers
General statements
Relations and multiple quantification
Proof

Part five -- inductive logic

Chapter 15 -- inductive generalizations
Generalizing
Causality
Agreement and difference
Concomitant variations and residues

Chapter 16 -- argument by analogy
Analogy and similarity
Analysis and evaluation

Chapter 17 -- statistical reasoning
Logic and statistics
Using statistics in argument
Statistical generalization
Statistical evidence of causality

Chapter 18 -- explanation
Explanation and argument
Adequacy
The truth of hypotheses
Answers to practice quizzes
Glossary
Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Art of Reasoning 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago