A Concise Introduction to Logic

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Philosophy - 720 pages
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Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley’s, A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic textbook in the market. In this Eleventh Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. Hurley’s extensive, carefully sequenced collection of exercises continue to guide students toward greater proficiency with the skills they are learning. This edition includes an expanded array of technology supplements, including Aplia, an online homework solution, and Logic CourseMate which includes additional practice and study tools, video clips covering topics that students find difficult, the complete text in eBook format, and the popular Learning Logic multimedia tutorial program. In response to market feedback and the success of Wadsworth’s Logical Choice custom program, this book continues to offer multiple options to customize your course content. Finally, innovative tools including a PowerLecture presentation tool and a Community Website are designed to help you manage, create, and teach your course more efficiently and effectively.
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User Review  - Toby - Goodreads

There are three words that come to mind when I think of the word "concise": comprehensive, brief, and clear. Whilst this textbook succeeds at being comprehensive, at over 670 pages it fails at being ... Read full review

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User Review  - Selinalynn - Goodreads

This was one hard class! The software that comes with the book was helpful in learning the material. Read full review


Informal Logic
Formal Logic
Inductive Logic
Logic and GraduateLevel Admissions Tests
Answers to Selected Exercises

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Patrick Hurley was born in Spokane, Washington in 1942. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics (with a Physics minor) from Gonzaga University in 1964 and his Ph.D. in philosophy of science with an emphasis in history of philosophy from Saint Louis University in 1973. In 1972 he began teaching at the University of San Diego, where his courses have included logic, philosophy of science, metaphysics, process philosophy, and legal ethics. In 1987 he received his J.D. from the University of San Diego and he is currently a member of the California Bar Association. He retired from teaching in 2008, but continues his research and writing. His interests include music, art, opera, environmental issues, fishing, and skiing.

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