A Concise Introduction to Logic (10th Edition) by Patrick J. Hurley

By Patrick J. Hurley

Tens of hundreds of thousands of scholars have realized to be extra discerning at developing and comparing arguments with the aid of Patrick J. Hurley. Hurley's lucid, pleasant, but thorough presentation has made A CONCISE creation TO good judgment the main common common sense textual content in North the United States. moreover, the book's accompanying technological assets, resembling CengageNOW and studying good judgment, comprise interactive workouts in addition to video and audio clips to augment what you learn within the booklet and listen to at school. briefly, you'll have the entire information you want to develop into a extra logical philosopher and communicator.

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Leon P. Baradat, Political Ideologies, Their Origins and Impact) 14. To every existing thing God wills some good. Hence, since to love any thing is nothing else than to will good to that thing, it is manifest that God loves everything that exists. 1 Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions 9 1 1 15. Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.

If it is, the passage is probably not an argument. As already noted, in real-life situations authors rarely attempt to prove what everyone already accepts. 2 Recognizing Arguments 19 1 1 being illustrated is one that many people do not accept or have never thought about, then the passage may be interpreted as an argument. Thus, in reference to the first two examples we considered, most people are aware that elements and compounds can be expressed by formulas—practically everyone knows that water is H2O—and most people have at least a vague idea of what a deciduous tree is.

However, as with expository passages, many illustrations can be taken as arguments. Such arguments are often called arguments from example. Here is an instance of one: Although most forms of cancer, if untreated, can cause death, not all cancers are lifethreatening. For example, basal cell carcinoma, the most common of all skin cancers, can produce disfigurement, but it almost never results in death. ” Thus, the passage is best interpreted as an argument. In deciding whether an illustration should be interpreted as an argument, determine whether the passage merely shows how something is done or what something means, or whether it also purports to prove something.

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