A Concise Introduction to Logic 11th Edition

Patrick J. Hurley

  • © 2012
  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2008, 2008, 2006
  • 720 Pages

Overview

Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's, A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic textbook in the market. In this Eleventh Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. Hurley's extensive, carefully sequenced collection of exercises continue to guide students toward greater proficiency with the skills they are learning. This edition includes an expanded array of technology supplements, including Aplia, an online homework solution, and Logic CourseMate which includes additional practice and study tools, video clips covering topics that students find difficult, the complete text in eBook format, and the popular Learning Logic multimedia tutorial program. In response to market feedback and the success of Wadsworth's Logical Choice custom program, this book continues to offer multiple options to customize your course content. Finally, innovative tools including a PowerLecture presentation tool and a Community Website are designed to help you manage, create, and teach your course more efficiently and effectively.

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What's New

  • Five new biographical vignettes of prominent logicians are distributed through the textbook. The logicians include Ruth Barcan Marcus, Willard Van Orman Quine, Saul Kripke, Alice Ambrose, and Ada Byron (Countess of Lovelace).
  • Six new dialogue exercises are introduced to help affirm the relevance of formal logic to daily life. All of the new dialogue exercises have philosophically pertinent content.
  • The account of inductive reasoning in Chapter 1 is explained in greater detail to facilitate student comprehension.
  • The Aristotelian standpoint and the existential fallacy, and their relation to the Boolean standpoint, are further elucidated.
  • A new subsection is introduced that better prepares students for working indirect truth tables.
  • The end-of-chapter summaries are now presented in bullet format to facilitate student review.

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