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Teach yourself logic to think more clearly.

Author: A A Luce
Publisher: New York, Association Press [1959, ©1958]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st U.S.A. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Luce, A. A. (Arthur Aston), 1882-1977.
Teach yourself logic to think more clearly.
New York, Association Press [1959, ©1958]
(OCoLC)954193876
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A A Luce
OCLC Number: 1328641
Notes: Originally published in London in 1958 under title: Teach yourself logic.
Description: 207 pages illustrations 20 cm
Contents: I. The study of logic : Logic and discourse ; Truth and validity ; Form and formalism ; Aristotle and the historical origin of logic ; Natural logic ; Practical value of the study --
II. Terms : Terms and propositions ; Thought and speech ; Abstract and concrete terms ; Singular, common, and collective terms ; Positive, negative, privative, and infinite terms ; Contradictory and contrary terms ; Connotation and denotation ; Intension and extension ; Non-connotative terms ; Definition ; Description ; Division --
III. Propositions : Subject, predicate, and copula ; Propositions and sentences ; Setting out the proposition in logical form ; Symbols ; Quality and equipollence ; Quantity of propositions ; The four types ; Distribution of terms ; Complex and compound categorical propositions ; Hypothetical propositions ; Disjunctive propositions ; Modal propositions --
IV. Immediate inference : Inference and implication ; Immediate and mediate inference ; Subalternation ; Opposition ; Obversion ; Conversion ; Contraposition ; Inversion and other modes --
V. The syllogism : Its structure and technical terms ; The general rules ; The figures ; The special rules ; The moods --
VI. Reduction and principles of reasoning : Methods of reduction ; The moods reduced ; Aristotle's views ; The principles of the figures ; Aristotle's dictum ; The value of the syllogism ; Does it 'beg the question'? ; The 'laws of thought' --
VII. The categories and predicables, genus, species, and class, diagrams : The ten categories ; Aristotle's heads of predicables ; Classification ; Genus and species ; Arbor Porphyriana ; Plant biology and modern hierarchal classification ; The Eulerian diagrams --
VIII. Syllogistic arguments, fallacies : Enthymeme ; Sorites ; Hypothetical syllogisms ; Disjunctive syllogisms ; Dilemmas ; Analogy ; Fallacies in syllogistic reasoning ; Aristotle's lists of fallacies (a) in diction, (b) extra dictionem --
IX. Induction and scientific method : Aristotle's induction ; Bacon's criticism ; Mill's inductive logic ; His experimental methods --
X. Symbolic logic : The two logics ; Historical sketch ; The symbols ; Aims and programmes.

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