Logic For Beginners, Third Edition

Logic For Beginners, Third Edition
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Table of Contents

 

                List of Skills to Be Honed               ix

Introduction       What is Logic About?     1

Chapter 1             Truth, Logic, and the Difference 7

Chapter 2             Arguments and Their Parts           27

Chapter 3             Diagramming Arguments              39

Chapter 4             Standard Form Arguments           48

Chapter 5             Relevance, Induction and Deduction        62

Chapter 6             Evaluating Deductive Arguments              79

Chapter 7             Evaluating Inductive Arguments 94

     Interlude             Objective and Subjective Statements      105

Chapter 8             Categorical Statements 107

Chapter 9             Immediate Inferences and the Square of Opposition        123

Chapter 10          Immediate Inferences and Statement Opposition              142

Chapter 11          The Circle of Opposition 168

Chapter 12          Categorical Syllogisms    178

Chapter 13          Challenging Categorical Paraphrases       198

     Interlude             Logic and Metaphysics  213

Chapter 14          Truth-Functional Propositional Logic        215

Chapter 15          Compound Statements and Truth Values               237

Chapter 16          Statement Classification and Comparison              250

Chapter 17          Truth Tables and Validity               262

Chapter 18          Indirect Truth Tables       269

Chapter 19          A Few Common Argument Forms             279

Chapter 20          Natural Deduction: Rules of Inference    290

Chapter 21          Natural Deduction: Rules of Replacement             299

Chapter 22          Natural Deduction: Subordinate Proofs  306

     Interlude             Logical Paradox 321

Chapter 23          Analyzing Inductive Arguments  323

Chapter 24          Rhetorical Pitfalls             347

Chapter 25          Argumentative Fallacies 361

Chapter 26          Disputational Fallacies    381

     Interlude             Probability and Monty Hall           398

Chapter 27          Logic Puzzles      400

Chapter 28          What’s Next       414

Appendix A         Passages/Arguments to Analyze/Evaluate             420

Appendix B         What Logicians Mean When They Say…  429

Appendix C         Answers to Odd Exercises             434

Index    451

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