Introduction to logic and critical thinking book
Book:Merrilee H. Salmon/Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking - ProofWikiMerrilee H. Introduction to Arguments I. Introduction II. Arguments III. Recognizing Arguments IV. Extended Arguments V. Reconstructing Arguments 1.
ISBN 13: 9781133049753
Publisher: Independent. Attribution CC BY. Reviewed by Lisa N. The text covers all the relevant technical aspects of introductory logic and critical thinking, and covers them well. A separate glossary would be quite helpful to students.
Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking. Merrilee H. The text begins with an introduction to arguments. After some linguistic preliminaries, the text presents a detailed analysis of inductive reasoning and associated fallacies. This order of presentation helps to motivate the use of formal methods in the subsequent sections on deductive logic and fallacies. Lively and straightforward prose assists students in gaining facility with the sometimes challenging concepts of logic. By combining a sensitive treatment of ordinary language arguments with a simple but rigorous exposition of basic principles of logic, the text develops students' understanding of the relationships between logic and language, and strengthens their skills in critical thinking.