Simple Logic / Edition 1

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Overview

Written by an accomplished teacher, scholar, and writer, Simple Logic is unique in its sensitivity to today's student audience; it provides philosophical writing samples that are interesting and relevant to students' lives. Daniel Bonevac's clear writing style and careful presentation help students to easily understand key concepts, terms, and examples. He features a multitude of stimulating examples drawn from literary texts and contemporary culture, from figures as varied as Voltaire, Confucius, and Bart Simpson.
Simple Logic succeeds in conveying the standard topics in introductory logic with easy-to-understand explanations of rules and methods, while concentrating the discussion on fundamental topics taught by the majority of logic instructors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195155020
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/24/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Texas at Austin
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Table of Contents

Part I: Logic and Language
Chapter 1: Reasoning
1.1. Premises and Conclusions
1.2. Recognizing Arguments
1.3. Extended Arguments
1.4. Validity and Strength
1.5. Implication and Equivalence
1.6. Form and Invalidity
Chapter 2: Language
2.1. Reason and Emotion
2.2. Goals of Definition
2.3. Means of Definition
2.4. Criteria for Definitions
Chapter 3: Informal Fallacies
3.1. Fallacies of Evidence
3.2. Fallacies of Relevance: Credibility
3.3. Fallacies of Relevance: Confusion
3.4. Fallacies of Relevance: Manipulation
3.5. Inductive Fallacies
3.6. Fallacies of Clarity
Part II: Aristotelian Logic
Chapter 4: Categorical Propositions
4.1. Kinds of Categorical Proposition
4.2. Categorical Propositions in Natural Language
4.3. Diagramming Categorical Propositions
4.4. Immediate Inference
4.5. The Aristotelian Square of Opposition
4.6. The Modern Square of Opposition
Chapter 5: Syllogisms
5.1. Standard Form
5.2. Venn Diagrams
5.3. Distribution
5.4. Rules for Validity
5.5. Reduction
Part III: Symbolic Logic
Chapter 6: Propositional Logic
6.1. Connectives
6.2. Truth Functions
6.3. Symbolization
6.4. A Symbolic Language
6.5. Logical Properties of Statements
6.6. Truth Tables for Statements
6.7. Truth Tables for Symbolic Arguments
Chapter 7: Semantic Tableaux
7.1. Motivation
7.2. Tableaux
7.3. Negation, Conjunction, and Disjunction
7.4. Policies
7.5. The Conditional and Biconditional
7.6. Other Applications
Chapter 8: Proof
8.1. Rules and Proofs
8.2. Rules of Implication I: Conjunctions and Conditionals
8.3. Rules of Implication II: Disjunctions
8.4. Rules of Replacement: Connectives
8.5. Rules of Replacement: Algebra
8.6. Categorical Proofs
8.7. Indirect Proofs
Chapter 9: Predicate Logic
9.1. Quantifiers
9.2. Categorical Statement Forms
9.3. Symbolization
9.4. Quantified Tableaux
9.5. Quantified Proofs
9.6. Universal Generalization
Part IV: Induction
Chapter 10: Generalizations and Analogies
10.1. Inductive Strength
10.2. Enumeration
10.3. Statistical Generalizations
10.4. Analogies
Chapter 11: Causes
11.1. Kinds of Causes
11.2. Agreement and Difference
11.3. Residues and Concomitant Variation
Chapter 12: Explanations
12.1. Generalizations and Laws
12.2. The Hypothetico-Deductive Method
12.3. Confirmation and Auxiliary Assumptions
12.4. Evaluating Explanations
Answers to Selected Problems
Glossary
Index

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