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Logic : the essentials

Author: Patrick J Hurley
Publisher: Australia : Cengage Learning, 2016.
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Concentrates on the fundamentals of introductory logic. This book focuses largely on deductive logic, but it contains sufficient treatment of induction to provide a solid footing for informal  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Hurley
ISBN: 9781305070929 1305070925
OCLC Number: 898154244
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 435 pages : illustrations (some color), portrait ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface.1. BASIC CONCEPTS.Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions. Recognizing Arguments. Deduction and Induction. Validity, Truth, Soundness, Strength, Cogency. Argument Forms: Proving Invalidity.2. INFORMAL FALLACIES.Fallacies in General. Fallacies of Relevance. Fallacies of Weak Induction. Fallacies of Presumption, Ambiguity, and Illicit Transference. Fallacies in Ordinary Language.3. CATEGORICAL PROPOSITIONS.The Components of Categorical Propositions. Quality, Quantity, and Distribution. Venn Diagrams and the Modern Square of Opposition. Conversion, Obversion, and Contraposition. The Traditional Square of Opposition. Translating ordinary Language Statements into Categorical Form.4. CATEGORICAL SYLLOGISMS.Standard Form, Mood, and Figure. Venn Diagrams. Rules and Fallacies. Reducing the Number of Terms. Ordinary Language Arguments. Enthymemes. Sorites.5. PROPOSITIONAL LOGIC.Symbols and Translation. Truth Functions. Truth Tables for Propositions. Truth Tables for Arguments. Indirect Truth Tables. Argument Forms and Fallacies.6. NATURAL DEDUCTION IN PROPOSITIONAL LOGIC.Rules of Implication I. Rules of Implication II. Rules of Replacement I. Rules of Replacement II. Conditional Proof. Indirect Proof. Proving Logical Truths.7. PREDICATE LOGIC.Symbols and Translation. Using the Rules of Inference. Quantifier Negation Rule. Conditional and Indirect Proof. Proving Invalidity.Answers to Selected Exercises.Glossary/Index.
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