A Concise Introduction to Logic

Front Cover
Cengage Learning, Feb 18, 2005 - Philosophy - 672 pages
7 Reviews
Unsurpassed for its clarity, conciseness, and comprehensiveness, Hurley's market-leading 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, reader-friendly 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 LOGIC-an interactive, audio-visual recasting of the entire text-remains 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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: A Concise Introduction to Logic (Book & CD-ROM)

User Review  - Toby - Goodreads

There 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

Review: A Concise Introduction to Logic (Book & CD-ROM)

User Review  - Selinalynn - Goodreads

This was one hard class! The software that comes with the book was helpful in learning the material. Read full review


Basic Concepts
Language Meaning and Definition
Informal Fallacies
Categorical Propositions
Categorical Syllogisms
Propositional Logic
Natural Deduction in Propositional Logic
Predicate Logic
Logic and Standardized Tests
Answers to Selected Exercises

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Patrick Hurley was born in Spokane, Washington in 1942. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics (with 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 have 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. His interests include music, art, opera, environmental issues, fishing, and skiing.

Bibliographic information