9780495006985

The Elements of Reasoning

  • ISBN 13:

    9780495006985

  • ISBN 10:

    049500698X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/24/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Preface. Orientation. 1. Recognizing Arguments. 2. Analyzing Arguments. 3. Evaluating Arguments. 4. Some Valid Argument Forms. 5. More Valid Argument Forms: Categorical Reasoning and Venn Diagrams. 6. Causal Analysis. 7. Argument by Analogy and Models. 8. Errors in Reasoning: Fallacies. 9. Definition. 10. Vagueness and Ambiguity. 11. Reasonable Beliefs. 12. Rules for Writing. Exercises: Some Answers, Hints, and Comments. Index.

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