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MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hurley's Logic: The Essentials, 1st Edition

  • Patrick J. Hurley University of San Diego
  • ISBN-10: 1305071662  |  ISBN-13: 9781305071667
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00
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Chapter Learning Objectives. Review these learning objectives to preview what you will learn in this chapter.
Section Reading. Read this section from your book to be introduced to new topics.
Section Exercise Set. Complete this interactive version of the text problem set to check your understanding of section concepts.
Aplia Assignment. Master the material by completing the APLIA exercise assignment with guided learning.
Video Tutorial. View this video to further explore and master key course concepts and challenging topics.
Learning Logic Tutorial. For additional help and practice, watch the tutorials and complete the problems at your own pace.
Chapter Review. Review the text summary of key chapter concepts.
Chapter Practice Test. Make sure you are ready for your exam by printing out and completing this practice test. An answer key is provided so that you can check your work.
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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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305071670 | ISBN-13: 9781305071674

    List Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.75

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Bundle: Text + MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305590414 | ISBN-13: 9781305590410

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  • Logic: The Essentials
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  • MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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Meet the Author

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Patrick J. Hurley

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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