Understanding Arguments: An Introduction to Informal Logic / Edition 6

Understanding Arguments: An Introduction to Informal Logic / Edition 6

by Robert J. Fogelin, Walter Sinnot-Armstrong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0155075489

ISBN-13: 9780155075481

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth

The proven strengths of this established text include the philosophy of language, analysis of arguments as they occur in ordinary language, and systematic examination of inductive arguments. The book covers statistical generalizations, statistical syllogisms, and inferences to the best explanation.

Overview

The proven strengths of this established text include the philosophy of language, analysis of arguments as they occur in ordinary language, and systematic examination of inductive arguments. The book covers statistical generalizations, statistical syllogisms, and inferences to the best explanation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155075481
Publisher:
Thomson Wadsworth
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THE ANALYSIS OF ARGUMENT. 1. The Web of Language. 2. The Language of Argument. 3. Uses of Arguments. 4. The Art of Close Analysis: An Extended Example. 5. Deep Analysis: Getting Down to Basics. 6. The Formal Analysis of Arguments: Propositional Logic Validity and the Formal Analysis of Arguments. 7. The Formal Analysis of Arguments: Categorical Logic Beyond Propositional Logic. 8. The Formal Analysis of Arguments: Quantificational Logic Combining Two Branches of Logic. 9. Inductive Reasoning: Induction versus Deduction. 10. Taking Chances: Heuristics. 11. Fallacies of Clarity: What is a Fallacy?. 12. Fallacies of Relevance and Vacuity Fallacies of Relevance. PART II: AREAS OF ARGUMENTATION. 13. Legal Arguments: Components of Legal Reasoning. 14. Moral Arguments: The Problem of Abortion. 15. Scientific Reasoning: Standard Science. 16. Philosophical Arguments.

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