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Introduction to Logic

Introduction to Logic

by Paul Herrick


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ISBN-13: 9780199890491
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/05/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 732
Sales rank: 175,096
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Paul Herrick received his Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Washington. Since 1983 he has taught philosophy at Shoreline Community College in Washington, near Seattle. He is the author of The Many Worlds of Logic, Second Edition (OUP, 2002) and Reason and Worldview: An Introduction to Western Philosophy (1999).

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
To the Student
Unit One: The Fundamental Concepts of Logic
1. What Is Logic?
2. Let's Have an Argument!
3. The Two Basic Types of Argument
4. How to Evaluate a Deductive Argument
5. How to Evaluate an Inductive Argument
6. Logical Relations and Concluding Matters
Unit Two: Categorical Logic
7. Logic Takes Form: Categorical Logic Version 1.0
8. The Categorical Syllogism
9. Categorical Logic Version 2.0: Boole, Venn, and the Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Categorical Logic
Unit Three: Truth-Functional Logic
10. Think Like a Stoic!: Truth-Functional Logic Version 1.0
11. Truth-Functional Logic Version 1.1: Stoic Logic Takes Form
12. Truth-Functional Logic Version 2.0: The Invention of Formal Languages in the Nineteenth Century
13. From English to TL: Techniques for Great Translations
14. Truth-Table Analysis Part 1: Truth Tables for the Operators
15. Truth-Table Analysis Part 2: Testing Sentences for Logical Status
16. Truth-Table Analysis Part 3: Testing Arguments for Validity
17. Truth-Table Analysis Part 4: Relations
18. Modern Truth-Functional Natural Deduction Part 1: The First Four Rules
19. Truth-Functional Natural Deduction Part 2: Four More Inference Rules
20. Truth-Functional Deduction Part 3: Replacement Rules
21. Truth-Functional Deduction Part 4: Indirect and Conditional Proof
22. Premise-Free Proofs
Interlude: Philosophy of Logic
Unit Four: Predicate Logic
23. Predicate Logic Version 1.1: Frege Unites Categorical and Stoic Logic
24. Predicate Logic Version 1.2: It's All About Relationships
25. Predicate Logic Version 1.3: To Be or Not to Be: The Logic of Identity
26. Natural Deduction Proofs with Monadic Predicates
27. A Semantical Theory for Predicate Logic
28. Conditional and Indirect Predicate Proofs
29. Proofs with Overlapping Quantifiers
30. The Summit: Predicate Logic with Identity
Unit Five: Informal and Inductive Logic
31. The Art of Definition
32. The Informal Fallacies
33. The Varieties of Inductive Reasoning
34. Elementary Probability Theory
Unit Six: Modal Logic
35. Elementary Modal Logic
A. Classical Indian Logic
B. Metalogic: The Logic of Logic
C. Godel's Theorem: The Power of Logic Revealed
D. Logic and Computers: How an Idea in Logic Led to the Digital Computer and Transformed the World
Answers to Selected Exercises

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Best indroduction to philosophy textbook so far. Everything is clear and easily understood. It gives in depth explanations and examples which were extremely helpful in my philosophy class.