The Power of Logic

The Power of Logic

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This fifth edition of The Power of Logic offers an introduction to informal logic, traditional categorical logic, and modern symbolic logic. The authors' direct and accessible writing style, along with a wealth of engaging examples and challenging exercises, makes this an ideal text for today's logic classes.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 165 x 239 x 31mm | 986g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 130 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0078038197
  • 9780078038198
  • 1,354,640

Table of contents

PrefaceChapter 1. Basic Concepts Chapter 2. Identifying Arguments Chapter 3. Logic and Language Chapter 4. Informal Fallacies Chapter 5. Categorical Logic: Statements Chapter 6. Categorical Logic: Syllogisms Chapter 7. Statement Logic: Truth Tables Chapter 8. Statement Logic: Proofs Chapter 9. Predicate Logic Chapter 10. Inductive Logic Answer KeyPhoto CreditsGlossary/Index
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About Frances Howard-Snyder

Frances Howard-Snyder is Professor of Philosophy at Western Washington University, where she has taught since 1993. She has a PhD in philosophy from Syracuse University and an MA from the University of Cape Town. She has published articles on topics in normative ethics, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics in T he Journal of Philosophy , A merican Philosophical Quarterly , and Philosophical Studies , among other places . When she is not doing philosophy, she most especially enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, and her twins, Peter and William.

Daniel Howard-Snyder is Professor of Philosophy at Western Washington University, where he has taught since 2000. He has a PhD from Syracuse University and a BA from Seattle Pacifi c University. He is editor or co-editor of four books, The Evidential Argument from Evil (Indiana University Press, 1996), Faith, Freedom, and Rationality (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996), Divine Hiddenness (Cambridge, 2002), and The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil (Blackwell 2013). He has published articles in, among other places, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical Quarterly , and Faith and Philosophy . His chief love is his familyFrances, William, and Peterwithout whom his life would be bereft of all joy.

Ryan Wasserman is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Western Washington University, where he has taught since 2005. He has a PhD from Rutgers University and a BA from Western. His main philosophical interests are in metaphysics, ethics, and the philosophy of language. He has published articles in many journals, including Mind, Noi?s , and Philosophical Quarterly . He is also co-editor of Metametaphysics (Oxford University Press, 2008). Apart from philosophy, Ryan spends most of his time playing with his son, Benjamin, and his daughter, Zoi? Mae.
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