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Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking Paperback – Jan 1 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 6 edition (Jan. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133049753
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133049753
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 748 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #318,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This text is exactly as advertised: an excellent introduction to both formal, sentential logic and informal, inductive reasoning ("critical thinking"). Of the numerous introductory "reasoning" texts that I have surveyed this one remains, to date, the only one currently on the market which extensively covers both deductive and inductive reasoning while remaining highly readable (i.e., does not read like a "math text") - no small feat."

"Merrilee Salmon's text wonderfully demonstrates the fact that both formal deductive logic and informal reasoning (critical thinking) are linked." "the text accomplishes what other logic books always force the instructor to develop on their own: a way to render philosophy and logic relevant to any student in any discipline while simultaneously demonstrating the importance of using language prudently."

"It covers the range of tools that you should want to give to a critical thinker. It also presents wonderful, real-life examples of both the good and the bad in human thought, giving the student a chance to reflect and respond."

About the Author

Merrilee Salmon is Professor Emeritus in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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This is the most easy book to read and understand if you want to ... Sept. 28 2014
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This is the most easy book to read and understand if you want to begin with logic and critical thinking.
Don't buy if you only have a chromebook. May 26 2015
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I own a chromebook. I wish the book would open up on my chrome book but it does not.
Great book! June 30 2015
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Great book that I used for my Philosophy class.
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It's the right book. Sept. 15 2013
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This was the book I needed for my Critical Thinking Class. I am renting it and it's in decent shape. The person I rented it from had a bunch of pencil marks in it which actually is working to my advantage! :)
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Five Stars Oct. 7 2014
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Exactly what we needed for class.