The predominant strategy of this text is to move from the simple to the complex. It includes topics such as categorical and sentential logic, informal fallacies, inductive logic, and extended arguments. With a non-technical approach, this book leads students step-by-step through simple demonstrations and then on to more complex material as their comfort level increases. Well designed examples, sample problems, explanatory charts and diagrams, and exercises abound.
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, Ships with Tracking Number! Does the Conclusion Follow? Deductive Validity Defined. Exercise: Deductive Validity. Does the Conclusion Follow Necessarily? Exercise: Inductive Strength. Does the Conclusion Follow Probably? Validity and Logical Form. Exercise: Validity and Logical Form. Exercise: More Logical Form. Are the Premises True? Exercise: Empirical or Nonempirical? Truth, Validity, and Good Argument. Categorical Logic Part I.
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Categories and Reasoning. The Four Categorical Forms. Exercise: Categorical Forms.
Exercise: Change the Quality. Exercise: Change the Quantity. Venn Diagrams. Diagramming with Two Categories. Exercise: Drawing Venn Diagrams. Exercise: Reading Venn Diagrams. Recognizing Simple Inferences. Exercise: Recognizing Simple Inferences. The Squares of Opposition. The Traditional Square of Opposition. Inferences on the Traditional Square. Exercise: Inferences on the Traditional Square of Opposition.
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Exercise: More Inferences. Exercise: Quick Check on the Square.
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The Modern Square of Opposition. Exercise: Inferences on the Modern Square of Opposition. The Operations. The Raven Paradox. Exercise: Operations.
Exercise: What Operation? Exercise: Valid or Invalid? Exercise: Simplifying with Operations. Categorical Logic Part II. Translating into Categorical Form. Translating Guide. Exercise: Translating. The Categorical Syllogism. Testing Validity with Venn Diagrams. The Bar.
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Making an Existential Assumption. Exercise: Diagramming with Three Circles. Exercise: Testing Validity with Venn Diagrams. Special Cases for the Syllogism. Exercise: Sorites. Truth-Functional Logic Part I.
Statements and Operators. The Logical Operators Defined. The Symbols and Their Uses. Symbolic Translation. Exercise: Symbolic Translation.
Grouping and the Scope of Operators. Symbolizing with Parentheses and Brackets. Exercise: Translating and Grouping.
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