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Understanding Arguments : An Introduction to Informal Logic

Understanding Arguments : An Introduction to Informal Logic - 6th edition

Understanding Arguments : An Introduction to Informal Logic - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780155075481

ISBN10: 0155075489

Understanding Arguments : An Introduction to Informal Logic by Robert J. Fogelin and Walter Sinnot-Armstrong - ISBN 9780155075481
Edition: 6TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2001
International: No
Understanding Arguments : An Introduction to Informal Logic by Robert J. Fogelin and Walter Sinnot-Armstrong - ISBN 9780155075481

ISBN13: 9780155075481

ISBN10: 0155075489

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Summary

The proven strengths of this established text include the philosophy of language, analysis of arguments as they occur in ordinary language, and systematic examination of inductive arguments. The book covers statistical generalizations, statistical syllogisms, and inferences to the best explanation.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART I: THE ANALYSIS OF ARGUMENT.

1. The Web of Language.
2. The Language of Argument.
3. Uses of Arguments.
4. The Art of Close Analysis: An Extended Example.
5. Deep Analysis: Getting Down to Basics.
6. The Formal Analysis of Arguments: Propositional Logic Validity and the Formal Analysis of Arguments.
7. The Formal Analysis of Arguments: Categorical Logic Beyond Propositional Logic.
8. The Formal Analysis of Arguments: Quantificational Logic Combining Two Branches of Logic.
9. Inductive Reasoning: Induction versus Deduction.
10. Taking Chances: Heuristics.
11. Fallacies of Clarity: What is a Fallacy?.
12. Fallacies of Relevance and Vacuity Fallacies of Relevance.

PART II: AREAS OF ARGUMENTATION.

13. Legal Arguments: Components of Legal Reasoning.
14. Moral Arguments: The Problem of Abortion.
15. Scientific Reasoning: Standard Science.
16. Philosophical Arguments.

Other Editions of Understanding Arguments : An Introduction to Informal Logic

Understanding Arguments : Introduction to Informal Logic by Robert J. Fogelin and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong - ISBN 9780534625863
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