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A concise introduction to logic, 10th ed.


A concise introduction to logic, 10th ed.

Hurley, Patrick J.

Wadsworth Publishing Co.


682 pages




Logic serves at the core of disciplines ranging from mathematics to theology, and Hurley (U. of San Diego) keeps this in mind with samples and exercises in this 10th edition text. He works through informal logic, including meanings and definition of language and fallacies, formal logic, including categorical propositions and syllogisms, propositional logic, natural deduction in propositional logic and predicate logic, inductive logic, including analogies, legal and moral reasoning, causality and Mill's methods, probability, statistical reasoning, and hypothetical and scientific reasoning. In the final chapter Hurley contrasts science and superstition. Included are exercises with answers to selected problems, an index that doubles as a glossary, and an appendix useful for those taking standardized tests such as the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, or LSAT.

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