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Elements of Reasoning

Elements of Reasoning - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534519490

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ISBN13: 978-0534519490
ISBN10: 0534519490 Edition: 3RD 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2000
International: No

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Elements of Reasoning - 3RD 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534519490

David Conway and Ronald Munson

ISBN13: 978-0534519490
ISBN10: 0534519490 Edition: 3RD 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This text is a concise and elegant introduction to the basic elements of argumentative prose and the conceptual tools necessary to understand, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments. The book serves not only as a text but as a useful handbook of reasoning in much the same way that Strunk and White's Elements of Style provides a handbook for writers. While the book covers the standard formal tools of introductory logic, its emphasis is on practical applications to the kinds of arguments students most often encounter.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Orientation.



1. Recognizing Arguments.
2. Analyzing Arguments.
3. Evaluating Arguments.
4. Some Valid Argument Forms.
5. More Valid Argument Forms: Categorical Reasoning and Venn Diagrams.
6. Causal Analysis.
7. Argument by Analogy and Models.
8. Errors in Reasoning: Fallacies.
9. Definition.
10. Vagueness and Ambiguity.
11. Reasonable Beliefs.



Exercises: Some Answers, Hints, and Comments.
Index.

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