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MindTap Philosophy for A Concise Introduction to Logic 13th Edition

Patrick J. Hurley, Lori Watson

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MindTap® Philosophy for Hurley/Watson's A Concise Introduction to Logic, 13th Edition, 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. As an instructor using MindTap, you have at your fingertips all of Hurley’s clear and precise content and tailored, extensive, and carefully sequenced exercises curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, focusing on the most relevant material, whether it is the new Living Logic real-world gamified scenarios, interactive Learning Logic, or Aplia, while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

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.

Lori Watson, University of San Diego

Lori Watson was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1972. She received her bachelor's degree in philosophy and political science from Virginia Tech in 1994, a Master's of Arts in philosophy from Virginia Tech in 1996, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2004. She was assistant professor of philosophy at Eastern Michigan University from 2004-2007; in 2007, she moved to the University of San Diego. She is currently professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy department at the University of San Diego, where she regularly teaches logic, legal ethics, and sex equality. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political philosophy, feminism, and law. She has recently completed a book entitled Feminist Political Liberalism (with Dr. Christie Hartley) and is working on a book entitled Debating Sex Work. She enjoys spending time with her wife, Michelle Watson, and her two dogs Nikki and Grace.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • “Living Logic” walks students through a scenario relating to a real-world problem, enabling them to apply the skills they learn in the context of a practical issue. It engages student interest by illustrating in a step-by-step activity the relevance of logic to real life.
  • “How Logical Are You?” These brief selections, which open every section (every chapter for Chapters 9-14) present a question or problem that relates to the content that follows. They get the students thinking about the topic of the pertinent section before they start reading it and ask them to answer a question. The instructor can use these selections as springboards for that day’s lecture or to initiate class discussion. They replace the “previews” of the prior edition.
  • Creative exercises. Every set of exercises now contains a writing component—an activity to engage the students’ creativity. They usually involve creating arguments of various kinds, disputes, definitions, fallacies, and symbolized expressions. Students report that years after they have graduated, the subjects they remember best from their logic course are exercises that engaged their own creativity.
Chapter Learning Objectives. The learning objectives provide a preview of the various concepts covered in the chapter.

Section Reading. The reading consists of Hurley’s unsurpassed clear and precise explanations.

Section Exercise Sets. At the end of each section, an exercise set, part of the full product’s extensive, carefully sequenced exercises, allows students to practice immediately after studying the section’s concepts and to solidify and build on their skills.

Section Writing Exercise. This activity engages the student’s creativity.

Chapter Aplia Assignments. The praised Aplia tutorials and activities may be assigned and are gradable.

Chapter Learning Logic Tutorials. The Learning Logic Tutorials provide additional opportunities for practice, with immediate feedback.

Chapter Living Logic. For chapters 1 through 7, this interactive digital activity enables students to apply their logic skills to the current real-world problem of climate change.

Chapter Review. The chapter summary provides a quick review of the content.

Chapter Test. These interactive multiple-choice exercise sets allow students to practice for the test.
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