Informal Logic (3rd Edition)

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The aim of Informal Logic, Third Edition is to cultivate readers' basic critical, analytical and reasoning skills through the examination of arguments and explanations as they appear in natural language. Unlike traditional logic texts, which are densely laden with symbols and jargon, this book is written in plain English to the utmost extent possible.

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The aim of Informal Logic, Third Edition is to teach basic critical, analytical and reasoning skills through the examination of arguments and explanations as they appear in natural language. While retaining the topical organization of the previous edition, much of the text has been rewritten to expand coverage and enhance clarity.

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