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Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

Introduction to Philosophy: Logic


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Introduction to Philosophy: Logic provides students with the concepts and skills necessary to identify and evaluate arguments effectively. The chapters, all written by experts in the field, provide an overview of what arguments are, the different types of arguments one can expect to encounter in both philosophy and everyday life, and how to recognise common argumentative mistakes. The book aims to reach not only those who wish to learn logic to further their philosophical education, but also those who wish to gain the tools to better understand how to approach arguments in many aspects of their lives.

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ISBN-13: 9781989014219
Publication date: 06/29/2021
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

EDITORS Ben Martin (book editor) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the University of Bergen, and the investigator for the European Research Council-funded project The Unknown Science: Understanding the Epistemology of Logic through Practice, having received his PhD from University College London. Christina Hendricks (series editor) is a Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she often teaches Introduction to Philosophy courses. She is also the and also the Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (2018-2023). CHAPTER AUTHORS Bahram Assadian received his PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London. He was a visiting research fellow at the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy and the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds. Matthew Knachel is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He is the author of the open logic textbook Fundamental Methods of Logic. He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Ben Martin (see above) Michael J. Shaffer is currently Professor of Philosophy at St. Cloud State University. Nathan Smith is an Instructor of Philosophy at Houston Community College (HCC). He received his PhD in philosophy from Boston College and the Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne. He is currently serving as the OER Coordinator and manager of HCC's Z-Degree. Cassiano Terra Rodrigues gained his PhD from the Pontifical University of São Paulo, and currently teaches at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology, São José dos Campos, Brazil. PEER REVIEWERS Berta Grimau is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. Daniel Massey completed his PhD in philosophy at the University of Connecticut in 2011 and has since taught at Connecticut College, Arkansas State University, and Spring Hill College. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Colleen Cressman (copy editor) is a librarian who works on open-access initiatives out of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard Library. Jonathan Lashley (cover designer) worked in the visual design industry before pursuing his career in education full-time. Heather Salazar (cover artwork) is an artist and professor of philosophy. We would like to acknowledge the many philosophy students, faculty, & researchers who have contributed to the book.

Table of Contents

What is an Open Textbook?, How to Access and Use the Books, Introduction to the Series, Praise for the Book, Acknowledgements, Introduction to the Book, 1. What is Logic?, 2. Evaluating Arguments, 3. Formal Logic in Philosophy, 4. Informal Fallacies, 5. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions, References and Further Reading, Exercise Solutions, Glossary, About the Contributors, Feedback and Suggestions, Adoption Form, Licensing and Attribution Information, Review Statement, Accessibility Assessment, Version History

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