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Published: 14 September 2018

816 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190691714

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Fourth Edition

Stan Baronett

  • Relevance: Real-world examples and exercises throughout the book demonstrate the relevance of logic to students' lives and future careers
  • Exceptionally clear explanations and examples: Crystal-clear, step-by-step explanations and examples of key concepts make abstract logical concepts accessible
  • A wealth of in-text exercises: Almost 2,800 varied and real-world in-text exercises--more than 200 of them new--enable students to practice what they have learned:
  • * A progressive presentation of exercises in each set moves students from simpler to more complex problems
  • * A unique, extended explanation or model of the answer to the first question of each section of exercises shows students what is expected of their answers
  • * Answers to an additional 25% of the exercises appear at the back of the book
  • * Answers to all questions in the book appear in the Instructor's Manual
  • Extensive pedagogy throughout makes the material even more accessible:
  • * Detailed guides help students learn to complete truth tables and Venn diagrams
  • * Reference boxes summarize key material covered throughout each chapter
  • * Marginal definitions, end-of-chapter lists of key terms, a glossary, and bulleted chapter summaries provide additional reference points for study
  • "Profiles in Logic" boxes offer short biographical sketches of key logicians and philosophers
  • "Logic Challenge" problems present puzzles and paradoxes that end each chapter on a fun note
  • A free, open-access Companion Website for students offers level-one and level-two self-quizzes, brief chapter guides, tipsheets, interactive flashcards, video tutorials, and an online Chapter 15, "Analyzing a Long Essay"
  • Extensive instructor support, available on the text's Ancillary Resource Center, includes a Computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint lecture outlines, and a detailed Instructor's Manual with solutions to all the exercises in the book
  • Dashboard, Oxford University Press' learning management platform, offers a wealth of learning resources, including interactive proof-checking and truth table exercises
  • Alternate editions of the text are available to fit a variety of Logic and Critical Reasoning courses

New to this Edition:

  • 200 new in-text exercises bring the total to almost 2,800 exercises
  • A new appendix on "The LSAT and Logical Reasoning" offers a unique extended discussion of how the skills learned in this text are directly applicable to the Logical Reasoning sections of the LSAT
  • A full eBook of the text joins the suite of dynamic digital learning resources available in Dashboard
  • Content improvements for greater clarity include new illustrations in Chapter 1 and clearer treatments of existential import and the traditional square of opposition in Chapter 5

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