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Introduction to logic

Author: Irving M Copi; Carl Cohen; K D McMahon
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourteenth editionView all editions and formats
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Copi's Introduction to Logic introduces students to the fundamental methods and techniques of correct reasoning, in a manner that shows the relevance of the topics to their everyday lives.

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Copi, Irving M.
Introduction to Logic
Old Tappan : Taylor and Francis,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irving M Copi; Carl Cohen; K D McMahon
ISBN: 9781315510873 1315510871
OCLC Number: 958573377
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
9.6 Expanding the Rules of Inference: Replacement Rules
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Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Brief Contents; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I Logic and Language; Section A Reasoning; chapter 1 Basic Logical Concepts; 1.1 What Logic Is; 1.2 Propositions and Arguments; 1.3 Recognizing Arguments; 1.4 Arguments and Explanations; 1.5 Deductive and Inductive Arguments; 1.6 Validity and Truth; chapter 2 Analyzing Arguments; 2.1 Paraphrasing Arguments; 2.2 Diagramming Arguments; 2.3 Complex Argumentative Passages; 2.4 Problems in Reasoning; Section B Informal Logic; chapter 3 Language and Definitions 3.1 Language Functions3.2 Emotive Language, Neutral Language, and Disputes; 3.3 Disputes and Ambiguity; 3.4 Definitions and Their Uses; 3.5 The Structure of Definitions: Extension and Intension; 3.6 Definition by Genus and Difference; chapter 4 Fallacies; 4.1 What Is a Fallacy?; 4.2 Classification of Fallacies; 4.3 Fallacies of Relevance; 4.4 Fallacies of Defective Induction; 4.5 Fallacies of Presumption; 4.6 Fallacies of Ambiguity; Logic in the Real World; Part II Deduction; Section A Classical Logic; chapter 5 Categorical Propositions; 5.1 The Theory of Deduction 5.2 Classes and Categorical Propositions5.3 The Four Kinds of Categorical Propositions; 5.4 Quality, Quantity, and Distribution; 5.5 The Traditional Square of Opposition; 5.6 Further Immediate Inferences; 5.7 Existential Import and the Interpretation of Categorical Propositions; 5.8 Symbolism and Diagrams for Categorical Propositions; chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms; 6.1 Standard-Form Categorical Syllogisms; 6.2 The Formal Nature of Syllogistic Argument; 6.3 Venn Diagram Technique for Testing Syllogisms; 6.4 Syllogistic Rules and Syllogistic Fallacies 6.5 Exposition of the Fifteen Valid Forms of the Categorical SyllogismAppendix: Deduction of the Fifteen Valid Forms of the Categorical Syllogism; chapter 7 Syllogisms in Ordinary Language; 7.1 Syllogistic Arguments; 7.2 Reducing the Number of Terms to Three; 7.3 Translating Categorical Propositions into Standard Form; 7.4 Uniform Translation; 7.5 Enthymemes; 7.6 Sorites; 7.7 Disjunctive and Hypothetical Syllogisms; 7.8 The Dilemma; Section B Modern Logic; chapter 8 Symbolic Logic; 8.1 Modern Logic and Its Symbolic Language; 8.2 The Symbols for Conjunction, Negation, and Disjunction 8.3 Conditional Statements and Material Implication8.4 Argument Forms and Refutation by Logical Analogy; 8.5 The Precise Meaning of "Invalid" and "Valid"; 8.6 Testing Argument Validity Using Truth Tables; 8.7 Some Common Argument Forms; 8.8 Statement Forms and Material Equivalence; 8.9 Logical Equivalence; 8.10 The Three "Laws of Thought"; chapter 9 Methods of Deduction; 9.1 Formal Proof of Validity; 9.2 The Elementary Valid Argument Forms; 9.3 Formal Proofs of Validity Exhibited; 9.4 Constructing Formal Proofs of Validity; 9.5 Constructing More Extended Formal Proofs
Responsibility: Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen, Kenneth McMahon.

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