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Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Logic, the theory of inquiry.
New York, H. Holt and Company [©1938]
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|Notes:||"This book is a development of ideas regarding the nature of logical theory that were first presented ... in Studies in logical theory; that were somewhat expanded in Essays in experimental logic and were briefly summarized with special reference to education in How we think."--Preface.
|Description:||viii, 546 pages 24 cm|
|Contents:||pt. I. Introduction. The problem of logical subject-matter --
The existential matrix of inquiry : biological --
The existential matrix of inquiry : cultural --
Common sense and scientific inquiry --
The needed reform of logic --
pt. II. The structure of inquiry and the construction of judgments. The pattern of inquiry --
The construction of judgment --
Immediate knowledge : understanding and inference --
Judgments of practice : evaluation --
Affirmation and negation : judgment as requalification --
The function of propositions of quantity in judgment --
Judgment as spatial-temporal determination : narration-description --
The continuum of judgment : general propositions --
Generic and universal propositions --
pt. III. Propositions and terms. General theory of propositions --
Propositions ordered in sets and series --
Formal functions and canons --
Terms or meanings --
pt. IV. The logic of scientific method. Logic and natural science : form and matter --
Mathematical discourse --
Scientific method : induction and deduction --
Scientific laws : causation and sequences --
Scientific method and scientific subject-matter --
Social inquiry --
The logic of inquiry and philosophies of knowledge.
|Responsibility:||by John Dewey.|