Essentials of Logic

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9780132380348: Essentials of Logic

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.”

-Robert Kimball, University of Louisville

 

 

 

 

“I think the examples are the major strong suit of the text. There are plenty of them, many are very entertaining, others are modern and poignant, still others are historically enlightening. Excellent job.”

-Norman Schultz, Metropolitan State College of Denver

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Rendered from the Eleventh Edition of Copi/Cohen, Introduction to Logic, the most respected introductory logic text on the market, Essentials of Logic is a truly concise version that presents a simplified introduction to the study of logic.

Special to Essentials of Logic!
  • Ease of access—Content has been thoroughly rewritten without diminishing the authoritative accuracy and completeness.
  • Hundreds of new exercises—New, simplified, and contemporary exercises are included throughout the text together with numerous exercises from Copi's Eleventh Edition to challenge students and enrich their understanding.
  • Dynamic examples—Many illustrated to explicate key concepts and topics.
  • Summary tables—Helpful summaries for students have been added throughout the entire text.
  • Fallacy groupings—Discussion of fallacies is broken into three major groupings: fallacies of relevance, fallacies of ambiguity, and fallacies of presumption.
  • Categorical syllogisms—The text analyzes each of the 15 valid forms of syllogisms and explains which forms are valid.
  • Modern symbolic logic—Expanded treatment presents a more detailed account of the concept of logical equivalence.

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