A Concise Introduction to LogicUnsurpassed for its clarity, conciseness, and comprehensiveness, Hurley's marketleading A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC has established itself as the standard for introductory logic classes. Hailed in the first eight editions for an unwavering commitment to lucid, focused, readerfriendly presentations of logic's basic topics, the latest edition also continues to expand upon Hurley's tradition of technological excellence with the introduction of vMentor and iLrn Logic. These two technologies help you manage the workload of teaching logic by providing your students with a live, online logic tutoring service and you with an online system that automates homework and test grading. In addition, Hurley's outstanding LEARNING LOGICan interactive, audiovisual recasting of the entire textremains a free supplement with each copy of the text. Rounded out with a Book Companion Website that features student quizzing and interactive tutorials on Venn diagrams and truth tables, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC, Ninth Edition is not only the most logically sound choice that a professor could make for his or her logic course, but the most technologically sound choice as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. 
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User Review  Toby  GoodreadsThere are three words that come to mind when I think of the word "concise": comprehensive, brief, and clear. Whilst this textbook succeeds at being comprehensive, at over 670 pages it fails at being ... Read full review
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User Review  Selinalynn  GoodreadsThis was one hard class! The software that comes with the book was helpful in learning the material. Read full review
Contents
Basic Concepts  1 
Language Meaning and Definition  72 
Informal Fallacies  110 
Categorical Propositions  184 
Categorical Syllogisms  237 
Propositional Logic  280 
Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic  338 
Predicate Logic  392 
Induction  451 
Logic and Standardized Tests  571 
Answers to Selected Exercises  579 
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