Informal logic by Irving M. Copi

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Published by Macmillan in New York .

Written in English

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  • Logic.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementIrving M. Copi, Keith Burgess-Jackson.
ContributionsBurgess-Jackson, Keith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBC71 .C68 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 371 p. :
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1539493M
ISBN 100023250518
LC Control Number91018026
OCLC/WorldCa23768485

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Walton (Author)Cited by: Douglas Neil Walton (PhD University of Toronto, ) is a Canadian academic and author, well known for his many widely published books and papers on argumentation, logical fallacies and informal logic. He is presently Distinguished Research Fellow of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation, /5.

Its a hard book to sit down and read. Its one of those books where its best to know a little about the topic before you jump right in.

If you're interested in logical fallacies, but know nothing about them beyond the name, find another book. This is a reference book for informal logic 4/5(23). The aim of Informal Logic, Third Edition is to cultivate readers' basic critical, analytical and reasoning skills through the examination of arguments and explanations as they appear in natural language.

Unlike traditional logic texts, which are densely laden with symbols and jargon, this book is written in plain English to the utmost extent possible/5.

The aim of Informal Logic, Third Edition is to cultivate readers' basic critical, analytical and reasoning skills through the examination of arguments.

This is an introductory guide to the basic principles of constructing good arguments and criticizing bad ones. Informal logic book is nontechnical in its approach, and is based on key examples, each discussed and evaluated in clear, illustrative detail.

The author explains how errors, fallacies, and other key failures of argument occur. He shows how correct uses of argument are based on sound 4/5(2). Informal Logic - by Douglas Walton June We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.

Book Description Informal Logic is an introductory guidebook to the basic principles of constructing sound arguments and criticizing bad ones. Non-technical in approach, it is based on examples, which Douglas Walton, a leading authority in the field of informal logic, discusses and evaluates in clear, illustrative detail.4/5(23).

Drawing on these developments, Walton includes and analyzes 36 new topical examples and also brings in work on argumentation schemes. Ideally suited for use in courses in informal logic and introduction to philosophy, this book will also be valuable to students of pragmatics, rhetoric, and speech by:   Informal Logic is an introductory guidebook to the basic principles of constructing sound arguments and criticizing bad ones.

Non-technical in approach, it is based on examples, which Douglas Walton, a leading authority in the field of informal logic, discusses and evaluates in clear, illustrative detail/5.

In his book The Rise of Informal Logic (/), Ralph H. Johnson defines informal logic as "a branch of logic whose task it is to develop non-formal Author: Richard Nordquist. The book is designed to provide a semester's worth of material for an introductory college course. It would be possible to use the book only for Informal logic book logic, by skipping chapters 4 /5(8).

A very cheap book for intro logic is Logic Primer by Hand. It doesn't have much teaching in it, but it has loads of problems and it progresses naturally. I have loved reading through it. What is logic. Logic is the business of evaluating arguments, sorting good ones from bad ones.

In everyday language, we sometimes use the word ‘argument’ to refer to bel-ligerent shouting matches. If you and a friend have an argument in this sense, things are.

Re: a good book on informal logic. Post by oxie» Tue am I took a logic class during college and I remember really liking the textbook we used, "An Introduction to Logic" by Wayne Davis. Second edition of the introductory guidebook to the basic principles of constructing sound arguments and criticising bad ones.

Non-technical in approach, it is based on examples, which Douglas Walton, a leading authority in the field of informal logic, discusses and evaluates in clear, illustrative detail.

Walton explains how errors, fallacies, and other key 5/5(1). Informal logic is associated with (informal) fallacies, critical thinking, the thinking skills movement and the interdisciplinary inquiry known as argumentation theory. Frans H. van Eemeren writes that the label "informal logic" covers a "collection of normative approaches to the study of reasoning in ordinary language that remain closer to the practice of argumentation than formal logic.".

Informal Logic by Douglas Walton,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(89). You can score well on the LSAT logical reasoning questions without knowing the elements of informal logic, but if you understand a few terms and concepts, you’ll score even higher.

You really just need to know the two basic components of a logical argument and a few methods of coming up with a conclusion. The [ ]. Master Books' Introduction to Logic: Informal Fallacies introduces logic - the principles of correct reasoning - from a Christian perspective.

Students will learn to understand how logic is different from other areas they might have conflated it with (like science, or stoicism) and they'll see how God is pro-reason and how logic intersects with what we know of God through His 5/5(6). Fundamental Methods of Logic is suitable for a one-semester introduction to logic/critical reasoning course.

It covers a variety of topics at an introductory level. Chapter One introduces basic notions, such as arguments and explanations, validity and soundness, deductive and inductive reasoning; it also covers basic analytical techniques, such as distinguishing premises 5/5(2).

Far too many authors of contemporary texts in informal logic – keeping an eye on the sorts of arguments found in books on formal logic – forget, or underplay, how much of our daily reasoning is concerned not with arguments leading to truth-valued conclusions but. Appropriate for single-semester undergraduate courses in Critical Thinking, Informal Logic, Introduction to Logic, Communication, Science and Human Values, Rhetoric and Logic.

This book aims to teach basic critical, analytical and reasoning skills through the examination of arguments and explanations as they appear in natural language.

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PHI - Fall PHI W1 Which statement reflects a relativist view of gay Ashford University. PHI - Summer Which statement reflects a relativist view of gay PHI -- THE FINAL PAPER. Informal logic is concerned with the nonformal aspects of logical theory. The three most important branches of “informal logic” are: The study of definitions.

The study of the informal fallacies. The study of inductive reasoning. Let’s look briefly at each. A definition is an “explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase.” As we.

Turning to informal logic, he points out that while more recent informal logic and critical thinking texts are superior in that their authors recognize the need to evaluate everyday arguments inductively, they typically cover only inductive fallacies, ignoring the inductively sound patterns frequently used in successful persuasion.

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PHI Informal Logic. 3 Credits This course is a. Informal Fallacies Reference: Much of this material is taken from the book Introduction to Logic by Irving M. Copi. A fallacy is a type of argument that seems to be correct, but proves, upon examination, not to be so. Fallacies are very often psychologically persuasive.

Formal fallacies involve some misuse of formal logic, as discussed inFile Size: 76KB. Buy a cheap copy of Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical by Douglas N. Walton. This is an introductory guide to the basic principles of constructing good arguments and criticizing bad ones.

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