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Logic : inquiry, argument, and order

By: Pratt, Scott L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010Description: x, 261 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781119050995.Subject(s): LogicOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Table of contents only | Publisher description
Contents:
The significance of logic -- The problem of abstraction -- The problem of dualism -- The problem of incommensurability -- The problem of boundaries -- Examples for discussion -- Premises and conclusions -- Exercises -- What is logic? -- The study of logic -- The concepts of truth and inference -- The process of inquiry -- Exercises -- Argument as inquiry -- Exercises -- Communicative action -- Strategic and communicative action -- Exercises -- Lifeworlds -- Exercises -- Validity -- Fallacies -- Exercises -- Theory of the syllogism -- Nominalism, realism, and abduction -- The theory of the syllogism -- Standard form propositions -- Exercises -- Direct inference -- Exercises -- The validity of syllogisms -- Exercises -- Induction and the limits of reason -- Limits of the syllogism -- The principles of induction -- Analogical arguments -- Exercises -- Causal arguments -- Exercises -- Probability -- Exercises -- Principles of order and deduction -- Modes of action -- Principles of order -- Logic and the act of judgment -- Deduction : the logic of assertions -- Graphical proofs of validity -- Exercises -- An overview of quantified logic -- Representing relations -- The meaning of quantifiers -- Exercises -- Rules of quantificational logic -- Exercises -- The validity of syllogisms -- Graphical proofs of validity -- Exercises -- Border agents and the problems of logic.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The significance of logic -- The problem of abstraction -- The problem of dualism -- The problem of incommensurability -- The problem of boundaries -- Examples for discussion -- Premises and conclusions -- Exercises -- What is logic? -- The study of logic -- The concepts of truth and inference -- The process of inquiry -- Exercises -- Argument as inquiry -- Exercises -- Communicative action -- Strategic and communicative action -- Exercises -- Lifeworlds -- Exercises -- Validity -- Fallacies -- Exercises -- Theory of the syllogism -- Nominalism, realism, and abduction -- The theory of the syllogism -- Standard form propositions -- Exercises -- Direct inference -- Exercises -- The validity of syllogisms -- Exercises -- Induction and the limits of reason -- Limits of the syllogism -- The principles of induction -- Analogical arguments -- Exercises -- Causal arguments -- Exercises -- Probability -- Exercises -- Principles of order and deduction -- Modes of action -- Principles of order -- Logic and the act of judgment -- Deduction : the logic of assertions -- Graphical proofs of validity -- Exercises -- An overview of quantified logic -- Representing relations -- The meaning of quantifiers -- Exercises -- Rules of quantificational logic -- Exercises -- The validity of syllogisms -- Graphical proofs of validity -- Exercises -- Border agents and the problems of logic.

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