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Basics of Reasoning

Basics of Reasoning - 01 edition

Basics of Reasoning - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780534538842

ISBN10: 0534538843

Basics of Reasoning by Ronald Munson and David Conway - ISBN 9780534538842
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published:
International: No
Basics of Reasoning by Ronald Munson and David Conway - ISBN 9780534538842

ISBN13: 9780534538842

ISBN10: 0534538843

Edition: 01

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Summary

Based upon the authors' successful ELEMENTS OF REASONING, this text is an even more concise introduction to the basic elements of argumentative prose and the tools to understand, analyze, criticize and construct arguments. More direct, essential coverage of basics is provided with fewer exercises.

Table of Contents

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. Definition.
9. Vagueness and Ambiguity.
10. Reasonable Belief.


Answers to Selected Exercises.
Index.