Introduction to Logic

Paperback | April 3, 2012

byPaul Herrick

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of logic (both formal logic and critical reasoning), with exceptionally clear yet conversational explanations and a multitude of engaging examples and exercises. Herrick's examples are on-point and fun, often bringing in real-lifesituations and popular culture. Introduction to Logic brings in the history of philosophy and logic through interesting boxes/sidebars and discussions, showing logic's relation to philosophy.

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of logic (both formal logic and critical reasoning), with exceptionally clear yet conversational explanations and a multitude of engaging examples and exercises. Herrick's examples are on-point and fun, often bringing in real-lifesituations and popular culture. Introduction to Lo...

Paul Herrick received his Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Washington. Since 1983 he has taught philosophy at Shoreline Community College, in Shoreline, Washington, near Seattle. He is the author of Reason and Worldview, An Introduction to Western Philosophy, and The Many Worlds of Logic.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:880 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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To the InstructorTo the StudentAcknowledgmentsUnit One: The Fundamental Concepts of Logical Theory1. What Is Logic?2. Let's Have an Argument3. The Two Basic Types of Argument4. How to Evaluate a Deductive Argument5. How to Evaluate an Inductive Argument6. The Logical Relations and Concluding MattersUnit Two: Categorical Logic7. Logic Takes Form: Categorical Logic Version 1.08. The Categorical Syllogism9. Categorical Logic Version 2.0: Boole, Venn, and the Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Categorical LogicUnit Three: Truth-Functional Logic10. Think Like a Stoic!: Truth-Functional Logic Version 1.011. Truth-Functional Logic Version 1.1: Stoic Logic Takes Form12. Truth-Functional Logic Version 2.0: The Invention of Formal Languages in the Nineteenth Century13. From English to TL: Techniques for Great Translations14. Truth-Table Analysis 1: Truth Tables for the Operators15. Truth-Table Analysis 2: Testing Sentences for Logical Status16. Truth-Table Analysis 3: Testing Arguments for Validity17. Truth-Table Analysis 4: Relations18. Modern Truth-Functional Natural Deduction Part 1: The First Four Rules19. Truth-Functional Natural Deduction Part 2: Four More Inference Rules20. Truth-Functional Deduction Part 3: Replacement Rules21. Truth-Functional Deduction Part 4: Indirect and Conditional Proof22. Premise-Free ProofsInterlude: Philosophy of LogicUnit Four: Predicate Logic23. Predicate Logic Version 1.1: Frege Unites Categorical and Stoic Logic24. Predicate Logic Version 1.2: It's All About Relationships25. Predicate Logic Version 1.3: To Be or Not to Be: The Logic of Identity26. Natural Deduction Proofs with Monadic Predicates27. A Semantical Theory for Predicate Logic28. Conditional and Indirect Predicate Proofs29. Proofs with Overlapping Quantifiers30. The Summit: Predicate Logic with IdentityUnit Five: Informal and Inductive Logic31. The Art of Definition32. The Informal Fallacies33. The Varieties of Inductive Reasoning34. Elementary Probability TheoryUnit Six: Modal Logic35. Elementary Modal LogicAppendices:A. Classical Indian LogicB. Metalogic: The Logic of LogicC. Godel's Theorem: The Power of Logic RevealedD. Logic and Computers: How an Idea in Logic Led to the Digital Computer and Transformed the WorldAnswers to Selected Exercises