Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 September 2015

744 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199383405

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Third Edition

Stan Baronett

  • 2,800 exercises, more than 200 of them new, breathe new life into logic
  • The clearest explanations and real-world examples help bring logic down to earth for students
  • "Profiles in Logic" provide short sketches of logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, and others associated with logic
  • "Logic Challenge" problems present puzzles and paradoxes that end each chapter on a fun note
  • Pedagogical elements (marginal definitions, key terms, a glossary, reference boxes, and bulleted chapter summaries) make the material even more accessible
  • Detailed guides help students learn to create "truth tables" and Venn diagrams

New to this Edition:

  • More than 200 new exercises, bringing the total to nearly 2,800
  • A revised and expanded suite of online homework resources in Dashboard for Logic (please click on the "Teaching Resources" tab for details)
  • Chapter 4, Informal Fallacies, breaks informal fallacies into six groups rather than three, so that each fallacy group focuses on a specific defining characteristic
  • Chapter 4 has also been expanded to include more explanation of why and how fallacies occur, additional examples of each type of fallacy, and analyses and examples of arguments in which the fallacies do not occur
  • In Chapters 5 and 6, Categorical Propositions and Categorical Syllogisms, the modern and traditional squares of opposition and their interpretations have been separated, allowing for easier navigation through the book
  • Updates throughout make the text an even more accessible and relatable guide to logic
  • Chapter 15, Analyzing a Long Essay, is now available only online, free of charge