For undergraduate-level courses in Introduction to Logic. The most complete, authoritative treatment of introductory logic - both deductive and inductive, classical and modern - this text prepares students to understand, recognize, and apply classical syllogistic logic and the more powerful techniques of modern symbolic logic. All concepts and techniques are carefully and thoroughly explained and are brought to life through a wealth of real-life examples of lively arguments and explanations. These examples are drawn from political speeches, classics of philosophy (ancient and modern), scientific articles, writings on economics, literature, religious texts, and many recent writings on contemporary moral and social controversies familiar to students - all demonstrating the application of logical principles by serious writers and thinkers trying to solve real problems in a wide range of fields.
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This introductory logic textbook focuses on the basics of logic and language, deduction, and induction. Specific chapters discuss fallacies, categorical propositions, categorical syllogisms, symbolic logic, quantification theory, analogy and inference, casual connections, science and hypothesis, andFrom the Publisher:
Copi and Cohen's Introduction to Logic, Ninth Edition, is by far the most complete treatment of introductory logic, both deductive and inductive, both classical and modern. It is the standard text in logic today--the paradigm of clarity and accuracy. This text enables all students to understand, recognize, and apply classical syllogistic logic and the more powerful techniques of modern symbolic logic. Lively argumentative excerpts from politics, philosophy, science, and contemporary controversies bring substance and life to the study of logic--demonstrating the application of logical principles by serious writers and thinkers trying to solve real problems. Arguments excerpted as illustrations and as exercise material include examples of fallacies to show students how arguments go wrong when logical principles are ignored or misapplied. A few examples of argumentative reasoning were constructed for the book to demonstrate principles; however, it is the wealth of current, up-to-date examples selected from actual texts representing many fields of interest that set this book apart.
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