Crash Course in Logic is a booklet designed to introduce basic principles of logic and critical thinking to students so they can better express their ideas. Many high school and college students have trouble constructing theoretical arguments and writing clearly because they are not acquainted with the forms of reasoning that are presented in this booklet. Intended as a supplement to other instructional material for a variety of courses, this booklet will guide students through a mini-course on logic that includes many examples and exercises. With knowledge of the basic forms of reasoning, students will have the tools necessary to solve problems and evaluate arguments as well as articulate their own ideas and insights clearly. Crash Course in Logic will be of great value to teachers of any subject who are searching for an accessible way to teach critical thinking and reasoning to their students.
Maughn Gregory is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University in NJ.
chapter 1 Introduction: What is an Argument?; Give it a Try, Truth versus Validity; Valid Argument Patterns; Class Syllogisms; Standardization; All and Only; First Exercises; Hypothetical (If-Then) Syllogisms; Only If; Second Logic Exercises chapter 2 Inductive Reasoning: Deduction and Induction; Generalizing and Over-generalizing; Causation and Correlation; Exercises chapter 3 Fallacies: What is a Fallacy? chapter 4 Fallacies of Relevance; Fallacies of Ambiguity of Clearness; Miscellaneous Fallacies; Exercises on the Fallacies chapter 5 Logic Quizzes chapter 6 My Answers to Exercises chapter 7 Index
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