DescriptionFundamental 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 from conclusions and diagramming arguments. Chapter Two discusses informal logical fallacies. Chapters Three and Four concern deductive logic/ introducing the basics of Aristotelian and Sentential Logic/ respectively. Chapter Five deals with analogical and causal reasoning/ including a discussion of Mill's Methods. Chapter Six covers basic probability calculations/ Bayesian inference/ fundamental statistical concepts and techniques/ and common statistical fallacies.
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