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MindTap Philosophy for Logic: The Essentials 1st Edition

Patrick J. Hurley

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MindTap™ Philosophy for Hurley's Logic: The Essentials is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Patrick J. Hurley, University of San Diego

Patrick Hurley was born in Spokane, Washington in 1942. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics (with a second major in philosophy and a physics minor) from Gonzaga University in 1964 and his Ph.D. in philosophy of science with an emphasis in history of philosophy from Saint Louis University in 1973. In 1972, he began teaching at the University of San Diego, where his courses included logic, philosophy of science, metaphysics, process philosophy, and legal ethics. In 1987, he received his J.D. from the University of San Diego, and he is currently a member of the California Bar Association. He retired from teaching in 2008, but continues his research and writing, including work on A Concise Introduction to Logic. His interests include music, art, opera, environmental issues, fishing, and skiing. He is married to Dr. Linda Peterson, who retired from teaching philosophy at the University of San Diego in 2015.
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Appendice A: Critical Thinking and Writing. Further learn about arguments by practicing writing them. Apply the step-by-step methods described and follow the carefully sequenced and crafted exercises to build skills for writing basic persuasive arguments.
Appendice B: Truth Trees . Explore the similarities between truth tables and truth trees, and how truth trees help determine whether individual statements are self-consistent or self-contradictory, help test groups of statements for consistency, and help test arguments for validity.
Appendice C: Logic and Graduate-Level Admissions Tests. Questions involving arguments found in many graduate-level admissions tests are covered in this appendix, which offers explanations on the various types of questions asked in such tests, followed by sample questions and answers.
Appendice D: Existential Import . Discover the history of existential import in the logic of Aristotle and George Boole.
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