The Power of Logic

The Power of Logic

5th Edition

By Frances Howard-Snyder and Daniel Howard-Snyder and Ryan Wasserman

  • Copyright: 2013

  • Publication Date: Mar 22 2012

  • ISBN 10: 0078038197

  • ISBN 13: 9780078038198

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This fifth edition of The Power of Logic offers an introduction to informal logic, traditional categorical logic, and modern symbolic logic. The authors? direct and accessible writing style, al

This fifth edition of The Power of Logic offers an introduction to informal logic, traditional categorical logic, and modern symbolic logic. The authors? direct and accessible writing style, along with a wealth of engaging examples and challenging exercises, makes this an ideal text for today?s logic classes.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill College

  • Dimension: 6.5 x 9.4

  • Page Count: 672

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  • A reorganized and refocused chapter on inductive logic provides a clearer treatment of various forms of inductive argument, and helps to clarify the relationship between inductive logic and probability.
  • New exercise sets in Chapter 9 allow the instructor to introduce the rules of predicate logic at a more gradual pace, helping to ease students into the most challenging chapter of the book.
  • Dozens of new definition boxes help students remember key terms and quickly find relevant passages.
  • Many new summary boxes provide students with simple, easy-to-find summaries of challenging material.

Key Features

  • Interactive. Includes proof, truth table, and symbolization assessments on the Online Learning Center that allows students to practice and test themselves in an online environment that provides immediate feedback.
  • Balanced. Provides a wealth of examples from a wide range of views and perspectives.
  • Flexible. Offers balanced and thorough coverage of both informal and symbolic logic. Instructors can choose various paths through which to move through the text depending on the focus of their course, making it a flexible resource for any kind of introductory logic course.
  • Brief. Presents concepts in a brief, clear, precise, and straightforward manner.
  • Practical. Focuses on the relation between logical principles and arguments in ordinary language. The examples and exercises illustrate the power of logic as a tool for formulating arguements about important problems and issues that are relevant to students.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Basic Concepts

Chapter 2. Identifying Arguments

Chapter 3. Logic and Language

Chapter 4. Informal Fallacies

Chapter 5. Categorical Logic: Sta

Table of Contents

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Preface

Chapter 1. Basic Concepts

Chapter 2. Identifying Arguments

Chapter 3. Logic and Language

Chapter 4. Informal Fallacies

Chapter 5. Categorical Logic: Statements

Chapter 6. Categorical Logic: Syllogisms

Chapter 7. Statement Logic: Truth Tables

Chapter 8. Statement Logic: Proofs

Chapter 9. Predicate Logic

Chapter 10. Inductive Logic

Answer Key

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About the Authors

Frances Howard-Snyder

Daniel Howard-Snyder

Ryan Wasserman