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Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic book on the market. In this Twelfth Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. The edition's new Previews connect a section's content to real-life scenarios, using everyday examples to "translate" new notions and terms into concepts that readers unfamiliar with the subject matter can relate to. An extensive, carefully sequenced collection of exercises guides readers toward greater proficiency with the skills they are learning.
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|Chapter 1||Basic Concepts||1|
|1.1||Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions||1|
|1.3||Deduction and Induction||31|
|1.4||Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency||41|
|1.5||Argument Forms: Proving Invalidity||52|
|Chapter 2||Language: Meaning and Definition||72|
|2.1||Varieties of Meaning||72|
|2.2||The Intension and Extension of Terms||82|
|2.3||Definitions and Their Purposes||87|
|2.5||Criteria for Lexical Definitions||104|
|Chapter 3||Informal Fallacies||111|
|3.1||Fallacies in General||111|
|3.2||Fallacies of Relevance||114|
|3.3||Fallacies of Weak Induction||130|
|3.4||Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammatical Analogy||147|
|3.5||Fallacies in Ordinary Language||170|
|Chapter 4||Categorical Propositions||188|
|4.1||The Components of Categorical Propositions||188|
|4.2||Quality, Quantity, and Distribution||190|
|4.3||Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Opposition||195|
|4.4||Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition||204|
|4.5||The Traditional Square of Opposition||214|
|4.6||Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Standpoint||224|
|4.7||Translating Ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Form||230|
|Chapter 5||Categorical Syllogisms||242|
|5.1||Standard Form, Mood, and Figure||242|
|5.3||Rules and Fallacies||261|
|5.4||Reducing the Number of Terms||269|
|5.5||Ordinary Language Arguments||272|
|Chapter 6||Propositional Logic||287|
|6.1||Symbols and Translation||287|
|6.3||Truth Tables for Propositions||310|
|6.4||Truth Tables for Arguments||319|
|6.5||Indirect Truth Tables||324|
|6.6||Argument Forms and Fallacies||330|
|Chapter 7||Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic||348|
|7.1||Rules of Implication I||348|
|7.2||Rules of Implication II||359|
|7.3||Rules of Replacement I||369|
|7.4||Rules of Replacement II||380|
|7.7||Proving Logical Truths||401|
|Chapter 8||Predicate Logic||405|
|8.1||Symbols and Translation||405|
|8.2||Using the Rules of Inference||414|
|8.3||Change of Quantifier Rule||425|
|8.4||Conditional and Indirect Proof||429|
|8.6||Relational Predicates and Overlapping Quantifiers||441|
|9.1||Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoning||468|
|9.2||Causality and Mill's Methods||487|
|9.6||Science and Superstition||564|
|Answers to Selected Exercises||592|
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