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Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking: The Skills of Reasoning and the Virtues of Inquiry

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:This robust, clear, and well-researched textbook for classes in logic introduces students to both formal logic and to the virtues of intellectual inquiry. Part 1 challenges students to develop the analytical skills of deductive and inductive reasoning, showing them how...


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:This robust, clear, and well-researched textbook for classes in logic introduces students to both formal logic and to the virtues of intellectual inquiry. Part 1 challenges students to develop the analytical skills of deductive and inductive reasoning, showing them how to identify and evaluate arguments. Part 2 helps students develop the intellectual virtues of the wise inquirer. The book includes helpful pedagogical features such as practice exercises and a concluding summary with definitions of key concepts for each chapter. Resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 479551
  • Product Code 9780801030819
  • ISBN 0801030811
  • EAN 9780801030819
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Aug 2017
  • Sales Rank 59248
  • Dimensions 234 x 177 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.467kg
  • :<b>contents<br></b><br>preface For Instructors<br><b>part 1: The Skills Of Reasoning</b><br>1. Introduction To Arguments<br><i>1.1 Arguments Vs. Nonarguments<br>exercise 1.1<br>1.2 Evaluating Arguments<br>exercise 1.2<br></i>2. Deductive Logic<br><i>2.1 Famous Forms Method<br>exercise 2.1<br>2.2 Counterexample Method<br>exercise 2.2<br>2.3 Venn Diagram Method<br>exercise 2.3<br>2.4 Proof Method<br>exercise 2.4<br>2.5 Expanded Proof Method With Predicates And Quantifiers<br>exercise 2.5<br></i>3. Inductive Logic<br><i>3.1 Statistical Syllogism<br>exercise 3.1<br>3.2 Induction By Enumeration<br>exercise 3.2<br>3.3 Arguments From Authority<br>exercise 3.3<br>3.4 Arguments From Analogy<br>exercise 3.4<br>3.5 Inference To The Best Explanation<br>exercise 3.5<br></i><b>part 2: The Virtues Of Inquiry</b><br>4. Internal Virtues<br><i>4.1 Love Of Intellectual Excellence<br>exercise 4.1<br>4.2 Intellectual Courage And Caution<br>exercise 4.2<br>4.3 Introspective Vigilance<br>exercise 4.3<br></i>5. Virtues Of Intellectual Dependence<br><i>5.1 Trust<br>exercise 5.1<br>5.2 Interpretive Charity<br>exercise 5.2<br>5.3 Intellectual Empathy<br>exercise 5.3<br></i>6. Virtues Of Intellectual Dependability<br><i>6.1 Intellectual Generosity<br>exercise 6.1<br>6.2 Communicative Clarity<br>exercise 6.2<br>6.3 Audience Sensitivity<br>exercise 6.3<br></i>appendix: Argument Forms And Proof Rules<br>glossary Of Key Terms

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