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9th Edition


George Schedler, Southern lllinois University-Carbondale

If an introductory logic text is to be successful, students who come in contact with it must think more critically and ask more penetrating analytical questions than they would without that text.  The sad fact is that students are exposed to logical methods in existing texts and never use those methods outside the course.  This is due to the very methods found in the books - too unwieldy and complicated to be remembered -  and to the exposition of them.  This textbook remedies these faults.

This book asks students to analyze arguments about gun control, capitalist exploitation, abortion, and other social issues.  It also has chapters devoted to the use of logic for improving writing skills.

Each chapter contains exercises to test the student's knowledge of the material covered.  Answers to selected exercises are provided at the back of the book.