Introduction to Logic

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Introduction to Logic is a proven textbook that has been honed through the collaborative efforts of many scholars over the last five decades. Its scrupulous attention to detail and precision in exposition and explanation is matched by the greatest accuracy in all associated detail. In addition, it continues to capture student interest through its personalized human setting and current examples. The 14th Edition of Introduction to Logic, written by Copi, Cohen & McMahon, is dedicated to the many thousands of students and their teachers - at hundreds of universities in the United States and around the world - who have used its fundamental methods and techniques of correct reasoning in their everyday lives.
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  • Hardback | 647 pages
  • 180.34 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 1,224.69g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 8th New edition
  • 0130337358
  • 9780130337351

Table of contents

I. LOGIC AND LANGUAGE. 1. Basic Logical Concepts. What Logic Is. Propositions and Sentences. Arguments, Premisses, and Conclusions. Analyzing Arguments. Recognizing Arguments. Arguments and Explanations. Deduction and Validity. Induction and Probability. Validity and Truth. Complex Argumentative Passages. Reasoning.2. The Uses of Language. Three Basic Functions of Language. Discourse Serving Multiple Functions. The Forms of Discourse. Emotive Words. Kinds of Agreement and Disagreement. Emotively Neutral Language.3. Definition. Disputes, Verbal Disputes, and Definitions. Kinds of Definition and the Resolution of Disputes. Extension and Intension. Extensional Definitions. Intensional Definitions. Rules for Definition by Genus and Difference.4. Fallacies. What Is a Fallacy? Fallacies of Relevance. Fallacies of Presumption. Fallacies of Ambiguity.II. DEDUCTION. 5. Categorical Propositions. The Theory of Deduction. Categorical Propositions and Classes. Quality, Quantity, and Distribution. The Traditional Square of Opposition. Further Immediate Inferences. Existential Import and the Interpretation of Categorical Propositions. Symbolism and Diagrams for Categorical Propositions.6. Categorical Syllogisms. Standard-Form Categorical Syllogisms. The Formal Nature of Syllogistic Argument. Venn Diagram Technique for Testing Syllogisms. Syllogistic Rules and Syllogistic Fallacies. Exposition of the 15 Valid Forms of the Categorical Syllogism. Deduction of the 15 Valid Forms of the Categorical Syllogism.7. Arguments in Ordinary Language. Syllogistic Arguments in Ordinary Language. Reducing the Number of Terms in a Syllogistic Argument. Translating Categorical Propositions into Standard Form. Uniform Translation. Enthymemes. Sorites. Disjunctive and Hypothetical Syllogisms. The Dilemma.8. Symbolic Logic. The Symbolic Language of Modern Logic. The Symbols for Conjunction, Negation, and Disjunction. Conditional Statements and Material Implication. Argument Forms and Arguments. Statement Forms and Material Equivalence. Logical Equivalence. The Paradoxes of Material Implication. The Three "Laws of Thought."9. The Method of Deduction. Formal Proof of Validity. The Rule of Replacement. Proof of Invalidity. Inconsistency.10. Quantification Theory. Singular Propositions. Quantification. Traditional Subject-Predicate Propositions. Proving Validity. Proving Invalidity. Asyllogistic Inference.III. INDUCTION. 11. Analogy and Probable Inference. Argument by Analogy. Appraising Analogical Arguments. Refutation by Logical Analogy.12. Causal Connections: Mill's Methods of Experimental Inquiry. Cause and Effect. Mill's Methods. Critique of Mill's Methods.13. Science and Hypothesis. The Values of Science. Explanations: Scientific and Unscientific. Evaluating Scientific Explanations. Seven Stages of Scientific Investigation. Scientists in Action: The Pattern of Scientific Investigation. Crucial Experiments and Ad Hoc Hypotheses. Classification as Hypothesis.14. Probability. Alternative Conceptions of Probability. The Probability Calculus. Probability of Joint Occurrences. Probability of Alternative Occurrences. Expected Value.Solutions to Selected Exercises. Special Symbols. Glossary/Index.
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