Introduction to Logic / Edition 11

Introduction to Logic / Edition 11

by Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130337358

ISBN-13: 9780130337351

Pub. Date: 06/29/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Easy-to-read, visually appealing, and chock full of real-world applications, this most complete and authoritative book on introductory logic fully prepares users to understand, recognize, and apply classical syllogistic logic and the more powerful techniques of modern symbolic logic—explaining all concepts and techniques clearly, accurately, and thoroughly, and…  See more details below

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Easy-to-read, visually appealing, and chock full of real-world applications, this most complete and authoritative book on introductory logic fully prepares users to understand, recognize, and apply classical syllogistic logic and the more powerful techniques of modern symbolic logic—explaining all concepts and techniques clearly, accurately, and thoroughly, and bringing them to life using a wealth of real-life examples of lively arguments and explanations drawn from a wide variety of sources to help demonstrate the application of logical principles by serious writers and thinkers trying to solve real problems in a wide range of fields. Includes full chapters on basic logical concepts, the uses of language, definitions, fallacies, categorical propositions, categorical syllogisms, arguments in ordinary language, symbolic logic, methods of deduction, quantification theory, analogy and probable inference, Mill's Methods of experimental inquiry, science and hypothesis, and probability. Reformulates key logical issues, and presents a more detailed account of the concept of logical equivalence, distinguishing it more clearly from the truth-functional connectives. Includes sidebars containing additional, enriching information; many new illustrations taken from contemporary research I the physical and biological science; and a plethora of exercises. For anyone searching for a top-notch, easy-to-understand introduction to logic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130337351
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/29/2001
Edition description:
11TH
Pages:
647
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Tenth Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Basic Logical Concepts3
Ch. 2Analyzing and Diagramming Arguments43
Ch. 3Solving Problems Using Logic71
Ch. 4The Uses of Language89
Ch. 5Definition120
Ch. 6Fallacies160
Ch. 7Categorical Propositions217
Ch. 8Categorical Syllogisms256
Ch. 9Arguments in Ordinary Language290
Ch. 10Symbolic Logic342
Ch. 11The Method of Deduction393
Ch. 12Quantification Theory428
Ch. 13Analogy and Probable Inference469
Ch. 14Causal Connections: Mill's Methods of Experimental Inquiry496
Ch. 15Science and Hypothesis539
Ch. 16Probability585
Solutions to Selected Exercises615
Special Symbols677
Glossary and Index of Logical Terms679
Index of Names and Titles705

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