Introduction to Logic offers one of the most clear, interesting and accessible introductions to what has long been considered one of the most challenging subjects in philosophy. Harry Gensler engages students with the basics of logic through practical examples and important arguments both in the history of philosophy and from contemporary philosophy. Using simple and manageable methods for testing arguments, students are led step-by-step to master the complexities of logic.
The companion LogiCola instructional program and various teaching aids (including a teacher's manual) are available from the book's website: www.routledge.com/textbooks/gensler_logic
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Logic 1 Chapter 2: Syllogistic Logic Chapter 3: Basic Propositional Logic Chapter 4: Propositional Proofs Chapter 5: Basic Quantificational Logic Chapter 6: Relations and Identity Chapter 7: Basic Modal Logic Chapter 8: Further Modal Systems Chapter 9: Deontic and Imperative Logic Chapter 10: Belief Logic Chapter 11: A Formalized Ethical Theory Chapter 12: Metalogic Chapter 13: Inductive Reasoning Chapter 14: Meaning and Definitions Chapter 15: Fallacies and Argumentation
Harry J. Gensler is Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University. He is the authir of Gödel's Theorem Simplified (1984, Logic: Analyzing and Appraising Arguments (1989), Symbolic Logic: Classical and Advanced Systems (1990), Formal Ethics (1996), and Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction (1998).