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Art of Reason

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This collection of forty-four readings enables students to hone theirreasoning skills by engaging fully developed arguments from across thedisciplines.  Selections are organized around ten broad themes,including education, science, abortion, the causes of crimes, and theexistence of God.  An alternative table of contents classifiesselections by logical genre and the use of techniques such asgeneralization, analogy, statistical reasoning, and explanation.  Studyquestions at the end of each reading help to focus student analysis.

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'This collection of forty-four readings enables students to hone their reasoning skills by engaging fully developed arguments from across the disciplines.\n

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Synopsis:

An inviting alternative to traditional texts in introductory logic, The Art of Reasoningis widely acclaimed for its conversational tone and accessible exposition of rigorous logical concepts.

Synopsis:

'\'An inviting alternative to traditional texts in introductory logic, The Art of Reasoningis widely acclaimed for its conversational tone and accessible exposition of rigorous logical concepts. The Third Edition has been meticulously updated and continues the successful pedagogical approach of the two previous editions, guiding students through the fundamental elements of formal deductive logic, classification and definition, fallacies, basic argument analysis, inductive generalization, statistical reasoning, and explanation.\''

About the Author

David Kelleyreceived his Ph.D. from Princeton University and his M.A. and B.A. from Brown University. The Art of Reasoninggrew out of his extensive experience teaching logic at Vassar College and Brandeis University. In 1990, he founded the Institute for Objectivist Studies in Poughkeepsie, New York, and currently serves as its executive director. He is the author of Evidence of the Senses, as well as numerous articles published in professional journals and in periodicals such as Harper"s, Barron"s, and the Wall Street Journal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393958805
Publisher:
W.W. Norton & Co.
Subject:
Logic
Author:
Kelley, David
Author:
Hicks, Stephen R. C.
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
19971217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.87 lb

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Humanities » Philosophy » Logic

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated - English 9780393958805 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'This collection of forty-four readings enables students to hone their reasoning skills by engaging fully developed arguments from across the disciplines.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , An inviting alternative to traditional texts in introductory logic, The Art of Reasoningis widely acclaimed for its conversational tone and accessible exposition of rigorous logical concepts.
"Synopsis" by , '\'An inviting alternative to traditional texts in introductory logic, The Art of Reasoningis widely acclaimed for its conversational tone and accessible exposition of rigorous logical concepts. The Third Edition has been meticulously updated and continues the successful pedagogical approach of the two previous editions, guiding students through the fundamental elements of formal deductive logic, classification and definition, fallacies, basic argument analysis, inductive generalization, statistical reasoning, and explanation.\''
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