A Concise Introduction to Logic

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2014 - Education - 736 pages
Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic textbook on the market. In this Twelfth 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. The edition's new Previews connect a section's content to real-life scenarios pertinent to students' lives, using everyday examples to translate new notions and terms into concepts that readers unfamiliar with the subject matter can relate to. Hurley's extensive, carefully sequenced exercises guide students toward greater proficiency with the skills they are learning.
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Basic Concepts
Language Meaning and Definition
Informal Fallacies
Categorical Propositions
Categorical Syllogisms
Propositional Logic
Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic
Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoning
Causality and Mills Methods
Statistical Reasoning
HypotheticalScientific Reasoning
Science and Superstition
Answers to Selected Exercises

Predicate Logic

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