For courses in Introduction to Logic or Critical Thinking.
"Fundamental, Fresh, Focused."
Rendered from Copi/Cohen's Introduction to Logic, the most respected introductory logic text on the market, this concise version explains all concepts and techniques clearly, accurately, and thoroughly, bringing them to life using a wealth of contemporary examples.
Essentials of Logic was created in response to a need in the market for a book that effectively covered the fundamental issues in logic. The first edition of Essentials of Logic was abridged from Copi and Cohen’s Introduction, 11th edition, with an eye to including all and only those elements that most logic teachers would consider essential. In the second edition, new topics have been added based on readers' suggestions. For example, indirect and conditional proof techniques have been added and many examples have been thoroughly revised and rewritten. The result is a book that closely reflects what users deem essential and does so in a way that is sensitive to the needs of today's students.
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“One of the strengths of Copi has always been the number of exercises, and the addition of even more exercises is even better.”
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Book Description Pearson, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 Basic Logical Concepts 1.1 What Logic Is 1.2 Propositions and Sentences 1.3 Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions 1.4 Arguments and Explanations 1.5 Recognizing Arguments A. Premise- and Conclusion-Indicators B. Arguments in Context C. Premises Not in Declarative Form D. Unstated Propositions 1.6 Deduction and Validity 1.7 Validity and Truth 1.8 Induction and Probability 1.9 Analyzing Arguments A. Paraphrasing B. Diagramming Arguments C. Interwoven Arguments 1.10 Complex Argumentative Passages Essentials of Chapter 1 CHAPTER 2 Informal Fallacies 2.1 What Is a Fallacy? 2.2 Fallacies of Relevance R1. Argument from Ignorance (argumentum ad ignoratiam) R2. Appeal to Illegitimate Authority (argumentum ad verecundiam) R3. Argument Against the Person (Personal Attack, argumentum ad hominem) R4. Appeal to Emotion (Mob Appeal, argumentum ad populum) R5. Appeal to Pity (argumentum ad misericordiam) R6. Appeal to Force (argumentum ad baculum) R7. Irrelevant Conclusion (ignoratio elenchi; non sequitur) 2.3 Fallacies of Presumption P1. Complex Question P2. False Cause (post hoc, ergo propter hoc; non causa pro causa) P3. Begging the Question (petitio principii) P4. Accident P5. Converse Accident (Hasty Generalization) P6. Suppressed Evidence P7. False Dichotomy 2.4 Fallacies of Ambiguity A1. Equivocation <P style="MARGIN: 0px". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_013238034X
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