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Logic

Elementary Logic:

Logical Arguments,
Uses of Language,
Definition and Meaning
Fallacies of Relevance, Presumption, and Ambiguity,

Categorical Propositions and Immediate Inferences,
Categorical Syllogisms and Their Validity,
Syllogisms in Ordinary Language,

Logical Symbols expressing Argument Form and Statement Form,
Rules of Inference and Replacement to prove Validity or Invalidity,
Basics of Quantification Theory,

Analogical Inferences,
Causal Reasoning,
Scientific Explanation, and
Probability Theory.
      This discussion
is based on:

K. Codell Carter
A First Course in Logic
(Pearson Longman, 2003)
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Copi and Cohen
Introduction to Logic
11th Ed.
(Prentice-Hall, 2001)
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Richard W. Miller
Introduction to Logic
Study Guide

(Prentice Hall, 1997)
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Other Recommended Reading:
  • Howard Kahane and Nancy Cavender, Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric (Wadsworth, 1997) {Order from Amazon.com}
  • John Shand, Arguing Well (Routledge, 2000) {Order from Amazon.com}
  • Douglas N. Walton, Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argumentation (Cambridge, 1989) {Order from Amazon.com}
  • Merrie Bergmann, James Moor, and Jack Nelson The Logic Book (McGraw-Hill, 1997) {Order from Amazon.com}
  • Patrick Suppes, Introduction to Logic (Dover, 1999) {Order from Amazon.com}
  • Richard C. Jeffrey, Formal Logic: Its Scope and Limits (McGraw-Hill, 1990) {Order from Amazon.com}
  • Willard V. O. Quine Mathematical Logic (Harvard, 1981) {Order from Amazon.com}
  • Brian F. Chellas, Modal Logic: An Introduction (Cambridge, 1980) {Order from Amazon.com}
  • Willard V. O. Quine, The Philosophy of Logic (Harvard, 1986) {Order from Amazon.com}



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