ISBN: 9780199846313 | 0199846316

Edition: 2ndFormat: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pub. Date: 7/27/2012

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Baronett brings vivid writing, real-world examples, and a choice of practical applied chapters to a course known for formal reasoning, to bridge the connections to student lives and future careers. This comprehensive introduction to logic and critical reasoning shows how logic is relevant ineveryday life, demonstrating the applications of logic in, among other places, the workplace, media and entertainment, politics, science and technology, and student life. The real-world examples and exercises are oriented to the interests and experiences of students, and the explanations ofdifficult concepts are exceptionally clear and engaging.Each chapter opens with a discussion of an everyday example, often taken directly from contemporary events, to pose the problem and set the narrative tone. This provides an immediate connection between logic and real-world issues, motivating the need for logic as a tool to help with the deluge ofinformation available today. The fifteen chapters are designed to provide a comprehensive logic textbook, but also one that can be tailored to individual courses and their needs. The chapters are modular and can be put together in a variety of ways in customized version that will suit anyone'sintroduction to logic or critical thinking course.The includes approximately 2600 exercises ("Check Your Understanding") that are progressive, varied, and real-world, letting students practice what they have learned through explanations and examples.A rich set of supplemental resources is available to support teaching and learning in this course. These supplements include an Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD, downloadable Learning Management System Cartridges, and a Companion Website for instructors and students availableonline at www.oup.com/us/baronett. The Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD includes: Solutions to all exercises in the book, Summary of each chapter, Key Terms, A customizable Computerized Test Bank with multiple-choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions to allowinstructors to give Exams or Homework Problems and receive autograded feedback, A traditional Test Bank and answer key for instructors to give "pen and pencil" Exams and Homework using the identical questions that are found on the Computerized Test Bank (The Instructor's Manual with ComputerizedTest Bank and the traditional Test Bank are also available in printed format), and PowerPoint lecture outlines. The Learning Management System Cartridges include the Instructor's Manual and Computerized Test Bank, as well as student-material from the companion website, in a fully downloadable formatfor instructors using a learning management system in their courses. The Companion Website includes the following material: Introduction to Book/Authors: Table of Contents, About the Authors; Instructor's Resources (password protected): A downloadable version of the Instructor's Manual (exceptingthe Test Bank and the Solutions to exercises, which are only available in CD or printed format), PowerPoint lecture outlines; and Student Resources: Brief Summary of each chapter, Interactive Flash Cards with key terms and definitions, WebLinks and other media resources, and Practice quizzes withanswers and explanations.The first text to make logic relevant, interesting, and accessible to today's students, by bridging both formal and informal logic to real life.