Critical Reasoning and Logic / Edition 1

Critical Reasoning and Logic / Edition 1

by Robert Boyd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130812218

ISBN-13: 9780130812216

Pub. Date: 10/10/2002

Publisher: Pearson

Maintaining that the ultimate goal of critical reasoning is to make informed, educated decisions, this text presents a process that enables the reader to apply proper reasoning techniques in a practical fashion. This book is balanced between three activities: identification of arguments, evaluation of arguments using inductive reasoning, and

Overview

Maintaining that the ultimate goal of critical reasoning is to make informed, educated decisions, this text presents a process that enables the reader to apply proper reasoning techniques in a practical fashion. This book is balanced between three activities: identification of arguments, evaluation of arguments using inductive reasoning, and evaluation of arguments using deductive reasoning. For computer scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, or anyone who is interested in using the practical applications of logic to evaluate their own writing and arguments as well as the writing and arguments of others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130812216
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/10/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. Introduction.

2. Foundations.

3. Introduction to Arguments.

II. INDUCTIVE REASONING.

4. Basic Probability.

5. Enumerative Induction.

6. Causal Reasoning.

III. DEDUCTIVE REASONING.

7. Conditional Logic.

8. Propositional Logic.

9. Categorical and Predicate Logics.

IV. APPLICATION.

10. Pulling It Altogether.

Appendix A: Scientific Confirmation.

Appendix B: Solutions to Selected Problems.

Appendix C: Additional Readings.

Index.

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