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A Concise Introduction to Logic (11th Edition) by Patrick J. Hurley

By Patrick J. Hurley

Unsurpassed for its readability and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE creation TO common sense is the number 1 introductory good judgment textbook out there. during this 11th version, Hurley keeps to construct upon the culture of a lucid, targeted, and obtainable presentation of the fundamental material of common sense, either formal and casual. Hurley's large, conscientiously sequenced choice of workouts proceed to lead scholars towards larger skillability with the talents they're studying.

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But they may not have ever considered whether some forms of cancer are not life-threatening. This is one of the reasons for evaluating the first two examples as mere illustrations and the last one as an argument. Explanations One of the most important kinds of nonargument is the explanation. An explanation is an expression that purports to shed light on some event or phenomenon. The event or phenomenon in question is usually accepted as a matter of fact. Examples: The sky appears blue from the earth’s surface because light rays from the sun are scattered by particles in the atmosphere.

Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 2 Recognizing Arguments Not all passages contain arguments. Because logic deals with arguments, it is important to be able to distinguish passages that contain arguments from those that do not. In general, a passage contains an argument if it purports to prove something; if it does not do so, it does not contain an argument.

Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. In each passage the topic sentence is stated first, and the remaining sentences merely develop and flesh out this topic sentence. These passages are not arguments, because they lack an inferential claim.

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