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Logic and scientific methods, an introductory course.

Author: Herbert L Searles
Publisher: New York, Ronald Press Co. [1948]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert L Searles
OCLC Number: 1335080
Description: xii, 326 pages diagrams 22 cm
Contents: I. Logic and meaning : 1. Introduction: What is logic? : The study of logic ; Definition of logic ; Logic in everyday life ; Validity and truth ; Form and matter in logic ; Logic and psychology ; Some reasons for studying logic --
2. Logic and language : Logic and language ; The functions of language ; Symbolism, its uses and abuses ; Ambiguity ; Definition II. Deductive logic : 3. Logical division and classification : Logical division ; Logical division by dichotomy ; Classification --
4. Propositions : Judgment, proposition, sentence ; Kinds of propositions ; Categorical propositions ; The distribution of terms ; General propositions ; Reducing propositions to logical order --
5. Immediate inference and opposition : Immediate inference ; The traditional laws of thought ; Immediate inference by opposition ; Immediate inference-eductions --
6. The categorical syllogism : A definition of the syllogism ; The parts of the syllogism ; The rules of the syllogism ; The figures and moods of the syllogism ; Reduction to the first figure --
7. Hypothetical, alternative, disjunctive syllogisms, and dilemma : Mixed hypothetical syllogisms ; Pure hypothetical syllogisms ; The relation of hypothetical and categorical syllogisms ; Alternative syllogisms ; Disjunctive syllogisms ; The use of hypothetical, alternative, and disjunctive arguments ; The dilemma ; Detecting dilemmatic fallacies --
8. Extrasyllogistic and relational arguments : Enthymemes ; Polysyllogisms ; Sorites ; Relational arguments --
9. Formal and material fallacies : Classification of logical fallacies ; Illustrations of semantic fallacies ; Illustrations of material fallacies III. Scientific methods : 10. The nature of scientific knowledge : Introduction ; The aims and spirit of science ; What is induction? ; Description and explanation in science --
11. Observation and classification: hypotheses and confirmation : Observation ; Classification ; Analysis and synthesis ; Reasoning by analogy ; Hypotheses ; Empirical verification and confirmation --
12. Causal connection and methods of experimental inquiry : The method of agreement ; The method of difference ; The joint method of agreement and difference ; The method of residues ; The method of concomitant variations --
13. Probability : The general nature of probability ; Mathematical probability ; Empirical probability ; Sampling --
14. Measurement and statistical methods : Measurement ; The uses of statistics ; The frequency distribution ; The normal probability curve ; Measures of central tendency ; Measures of variability ; Coefficient of correlation ; Estimates of reliability --
15. Logic and scientific methods in legal thinking : Legal thinking as applied logic ; Deduction and induction in legal thinking ; The role of evidence in judicial proof --
16. Fallacies of induction and scientific methods : Individual prejudices and prepossessions ; Fallacies of observation ; Fallacies of classification ; Fallacies in the use of hypotheses ; Fallacies incident to the determination of causes ; Hasty generalization ; False analogy ; Statistical fallacies.

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