This work is an introduction to logic, covering what is most commonly taught in the first term of a two-term sequence in logic at four-year colleges and universities. It is designed for use by community college students who plan to transfer credits to four-year institutions. The material covered seeks to maintain logic's place in philosophical thought systems, and avoids political examples in order to appeal to reason and study rather than ill-conceived jokes that often offend students' varying policitcal beliefs. This work concludes with studies in proof constructions and rules and provides explanations of various grading decisions commonly made in logic courses, a unique feature helpful to students and teachers alike.
Rod Jenks is an Instructor in Philosophy and Religion at Chemeketa Community College and at the University of Portland. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego. He has published several works on ancient Greek philosophy and epistemology with a special focus on the philosophy of Socrates.
Part 1 Inference Patterns Part 2 Replacement Rules Part 3 Tables and Charts Part 4 Preface Part 5 Acknowledgements Chapter 6 Introductory Considerations Chapter 7 Explanations and Arguments Chapter 8 Induction and Deduction Chapter 9 Enthymemes Chapter 10 Informal Fallacies Chapter 11 Analysis Chapter 12 Class Logic Chapter 13 Boolean Logic Chapter 14 Venn Diagrams Chapter 15 The Formal System Chapter 16 Truth Tables Chapter 17 Rules and Proofs Chapter 18 Concluding Remarks Part 19 Index