The Elements of Reasoning / Edition 2

The Elements of Reasoning / Edition 2

by David A. Conway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534516726

ISBN-13: 9780534516727

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Wadsworth

In this book, the authors place at your disposal the key principles, distinctions, and methods for reasoning well--strategies that have been developed over time by generations of philosophers, logicians, essayists, scientists, critics, and thinkers of all kinds.  See more details below

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In this book, the authors place at your disposal the key principles, distinctions, and methods for reasoning well--strategies that have been developed over time by generations of philosophers, logicians, essayists, scientists, critics, and thinkers of all kinds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534516727
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Orientation1
1Recognizing Arguments5
2Analyzing Arguments17
3Evaluating Arguments33
4Some Valid Argument Forms56
5More Valid Argument Forms: Categorical Reasoning and Venn Diagrams80
6Causal Analysis95
7Argument by Analogy and Models113
8Errors in Reasoning: Fallacies124
9Reasonable Beliefs148
10Definition164
11Vagueness and Ambiguity176
Exercises: Some Answers, Hints, and Comments190
Index214

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