A Concise Introduction to Logic / Edition 11

A Concise Introduction to Logic / Edition 11

by Patrick J. Hurley
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A Concise Introduction to Logic / Edition 11

This textbook introduces logical methods and principles for constructing and evaluating arguments, and examines informal fallacies, categorical propositions and syllogisms, propositional logic, predicate logic, and induction. The ninth edition adds an appendix on graduate school entrance exam questions. The CD-ROM contains animations, audio instruction, and practice exercises. The author is affiliated with the University of San Diego. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780840034168
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Basic Concepts1
1.1Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions1
1.2Recognizing Arguments13
1.3Deduction and Induction31
1.4Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency41
1.5Argument Forms: Proving Invalidity52
1.6Extended Arguments59
Chapter 2Language: Meaning and Definition72
2.1Varieties of Meaning72
2.2The Intension and Extension of Terms82
2.3Definitions and Their Purposes87
2.4Definitional Techniques94
2.5Criteria for Lexical Definitions104
Chapter 3Informal Fallacies111
3.1Fallacies in General111
3.2Fallacies of Relevance114
3.3Fallacies of Weak Induction130
3.4Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Grammatical Analogy147
3.5Fallacies in Ordinary Language170
Chapter 4Categorical Propositions188
4.1The Components of Categorical Propositions188
4.2Quality, Quantity, and Distribution190
4.3Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Opposition195
4.4Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition204
4.5The Traditional Square of Opposition214
4.6Venn Diagrams and the Traditional Standpoint224
4.7Translating Ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Form230
Chapter 5Categorical Syllogisms242
5.1Standard Form, Mood, and Figure242
5.2Venn Diagrams249
5.3Rules and Fallacies261
5.4Reducing the Number of Terms269
5.5Ordinary Language Arguments272
Chapter 6Propositional Logic287
6.1Symbols and Translation287
6.2Truth Functions298
6.3Truth Tables for Propositions310
6.4Truth Tables for Arguments319
6.5Indirect Truth Tables324
6.6Argument Forms and Fallacies330
Chapter 7Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic348
7.1Rules of Implication I348
7.2Rules of Implication II359
7.3Rules of Replacement I369
7.4Rules of Replacement II380
7.5Conditional Proof390
7.6Indirect Proof395
7.7Proving Logical Truths401
Chapter 8Predicate Logic405
8.1Symbols and Translation405
8.2Using the Rules of Inference414
8.3Change of Quantifier Rule425
8.4Conditional and Indirect Proof429
8.5Proving Invalidity435
8.6Relational Predicates and Overlapping Quantifiers441
Chapter 9Induction468
9.1Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoning468
9.2Causality and Mill's Methods487
9.4Statistical Reasoning525
9.5Hypothetical/Scientific Reasoning544
9.6Science and Superstition564
Answers to Selected Exercises592

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