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New PDF release: A Concise Introduction to Logic (10th Edition)

By Patrick J. Hurley

ISBN-10: 049580018X

ISBN-13: 9780495800187

Tens of hundreds of thousands of scholars have discovered to be extra discerning at developing and comparing arguments with assistance from Patrick J. Hurley. Hurley's lucid, pleasant, but thorough presentation has made A CONCISE advent TO common sense the main accepted good judgment textual content in North the US. additionally, the book's accompanying technological assets, similar to CengageNOW and studying common sense, contain interactive workouts in addition to video and audio clips to augment what you learn within the e-book and listen to at school. briefly, you'll have the entire counsel you want to develop into a extra logical philosopher and communicator.

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I’ve adjusted to untied shoelaces and pants that make mooning irrelevant. But when it comes to piercings, I just can’t budge. (Debra Darvick, “Service with a Smile, and Plenty of Metal”) Because neither of these authors makes any claim that his or her belief or opinion is supported by evidence, or that it supports some conclusion, there is no argument. Loosely associated statements may be about the same general subject, but they lack a claim that one of them is proved by the others. Example: Not to honor men of worth will keep the people from contention; not to value goods that are hard to come by will keep them from theft; not to display what is desirable will keep them from being unsettled of mind.

The idea that there is something ideal and pure about the amateur athlete is self-serving bunk. (Michael McDonnell, letter to the editor) 2. In a nation of immigrants, people of diverse ethnic backgrounds must have a common bond through which to exchange ideas. How can this bond be accomplished if there is no common language? It is those who shelter the immigrant from learning English by encouraging the development of a multilingual society who are creating a xenophobic atmosphere. They allow the immigrant to surround himself with a cocoon of language from which he cannot escape and which others cannot penetrate.

1 Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions 13 1 1 ★10. Most of the environmental problems facing us stem, at least in part, from the sheer number of Americans. The average American produces three quarters of a ton of garbage every year, consumes hundreds of gallons of gasoline, and uses large amounts of electricity (often from a nuclear power plant, coal burning, or a dam). The least painful way to protect the environment is to limit population growth. (Craig M. Bradley, letter to the editor) III. Define the following terms: logic argument statement premise conclusion conclusion indicator premise indicator inference proposition truth value IV.

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