## A Concise Introduction to LogicUnsurpassed 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. |

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User Review - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThingAs the name implies, this book is an intoduction into formal, logical thinking. The mechanics of the syllogism, and the world of logical fallacies are laid bare. The book is a fine exposure to an area that certainly needs more utilization. Read full review

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### 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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