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The Resource How To Do Things With Logic

How To Do Things With Logic

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How To Do Things With Logic
Title
How To Do Things With Logic
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eng
Summary
In the past 15 years a host of critical thinking books have appeared that teach students to find flaws in the arguments of others by learning to detect a number of informal fallacies. This book is not in that tradition. The authors of this book believe that while students learn to become vicious critics, they still continue to make the very mistakes they criticize in others. Thus, this book has adopted the approach of teaching the construction of good arguments first and then introducing criticism as a secondary skill. Moreover, the emphasis of the book is not on learning to name fallacies, but on being able to identify weaknesses in an argument so as to be able to construct an effective critique of that argument. The book is accompanied by a workbook featuring a wealth of examples to help students acquire the material
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How To Do Things With Logic
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How To Do Things With Logic
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
  • Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Logic as a Tool -- The Uses of Logic -- An Example Argument -- Demonstration, Critique, and Defense -- 2 The Nature of Arguments -- Assertions: What Arguments Are Not -- Arguments and Indicator Words -- Standard Form -- Good and Bad Arguments -- Enthymemes -- 3 Valid Argument Forms -- Sentential or Propositional Logic -- Categorical Logic -- Combinations of Simple Forms of Argument -- 4 The Basic Argumentative Essay: Identifying Your Audience and Developing Your Conclusion -- Knowing Your Audience -- Formulating a Conclusion -- Testing Possible Conclusions -- Further Example of Testing a Conclusion -- 5 The Basic Argumentative Essay: Generating a Logical Diagram and Written Prose -- Developing Arguments -- Constructing a Logical Diagram -- Developing the College Course Book Logical Outline -- Presenting Your Argument in Written Form -- Compositional Structure for Demonstrations -- Example Argumentative Essays -- 6 Evaluation Arguments -- Instrumental Evaluations -- Consequence Evaluations -- Ability Evaluations -- Comparative and Superlative Evaluations -- 7 Critiques: The Essential Preparation -- Diagramming the Argument to Be Critiqued -- Example Essay for Critique -- 8 Critiques: Types of Objections -- Challenging the Form of an Argument -- Challenging the Premises of an Argument -- 9 Critiques: Presenting Objections -- Developing Critiques -- Selecting Among Your Objections -- Putting Your Critique into Prose -- 10 Defending Against a Critique -- Buttressing Your Argument -- Critiquing the Critique -- Using Critiques and Defenses as Parts of Demonstrations -- 11 Authority -- Authorities About Factual Events -- Authorities About Public Attitudes -- Experts in Science and Human Affairs -- 12 The Logic of Explanation -- Finding Causes
  • Testing Laws, Models, and Theories -- 13 Arguing from Analogy -- Demonstrating Similarities -- Analogies -- Critiquing Analogies -- Example of Argument by Analogy -- Subject Index
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1 online resource (276 pages)
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9781317785934
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