Retail Price to Students:$89.95 (04)
DescriptionFeaturing an exceptionally clear writing style and a wealth of real-world examples and exercises, Logic, Second Edition, shows how logic relates to everyday life, demonstrating its applications in such areas as the workplace, media and entertainment, politics, science and technology, student life, and elsewhere.
Thoroughly revised and expanded in this second edition, the text now features 2600 exercises, more than 1000 of them new; three new chapters on legal arguments, moral arguments, and analyzing a long essay; enhanced pedagogy; and much more.
* 2600 exercises--more than 1000 of them new--breathe new life into logic
* Real-world examples help bring logic down to earth for students
* A unique, extended explanation or model of the answer to the first question of each "Check Your Understanding" section shows students what is expected of their answers
* An additional 25% of the exercises are answered at the back of the book
* "Profiles in Logic" provide short sketches of logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, and others associated with logic
* "Logic Challenge" problems present puzzles and paradoxes that end each chapter on a fun note
* Additional pedagogical elements--marginal definitions, key terms, a glossary, reference boxes, and bulleted chapter summaries--make the material even more accessible
* Detailed guides help students learn to create "truth tables" and Venn diagrams
An Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD includes:
Solutions to all exercises in the book, enhanced by explanations and answers that elucidate the details of the correct answers
Key Terms and a summary for each chapter
A customizable Computerized Test Bank--with multiple-choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions--that allows instructors to give exams or homework problems that can be auto-graded
A traditional "pencil-and-paper" Test Bank and answer key containing the same questions as the Computerized Test Bank
PowerPoint-based lecture outlines
The Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank and the traditional Test Bank are also available in printed format.
A Companion Website offers:
Instructor Resources (password-protected):
A downloadable version of the Instructor's Manual (except for the Test Bank and the exercise solutions)
PowerPoint-based lecture outlines
Brief chapter summaries
Interactive Flash Cards with key terms and definitions
Web links and other media resources
Practice quizzes with answers and explanations (includes questions answered in the book and new, original questions)
The Learning Management System Cartridges include, in a fully downloadable format:
Instructor's Manual and Computerized Test Bank (exams and homework problems can be auto-graded)
Student material from the companion website
The Perfect Text for Your Course . . . No Matter How You Teach It
Your course is unique; you have your own teaching philosophy and style. Whether you teach traditional Introduction to Logic, Critical Thinking/Informal Logic, or Formal Logic, Baronett: Logic, Second Edition, can be tailored to fulfill your course needs.
We'll make it easy for you; choose one of our Alternate Editions or build the book you want, chapter by chapter.
Option 1. Author Stan Baronett has suggested four Alternate Editions that may work for you. Each Alternate Edition comes in full color, with answers to problems, a full glossary, and an index. The books are in stock and available for ordering. Please see the ISBN information below.
Logic: Concise Edition
Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Order using ISBN: 978-0-19-994129-2
Logic: An Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Informal Logic
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13 A-E, 14, 15
Order using ISBN: 978-0-19-994128-5
Logic: An Emphasis on Formal Logic
Chapters 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Order using ISBN: 978-0-19-994126-1
Logic: With Diagramming used in Chapter 4. Informal Fallacies
Order using ISBN: 978-0-19-997081-0
Option 2. Create your own customized textbook by choosing the specific chapters that you need for your course. Please contact your Oxford University Press Sales Representative or call 800.280.0280 for details.
"Outstanding. Written in clear language, with wit and imagination. Baronett takes students through the theory of sound reasoning, types of logics, and logic applications in almost every kind of human discourse. This text is a useful, viable tool for building a bridge between formal logic and real-life situations."--Merle Harton, Everglades University
"The exposition is delightfully clear. The examples are thought-provoking, topical, copious, and well gradated by level of difficulty."--Frank X. Ryan, Kent State University
"Logic is terrific. We have needed a text with this approach [more effective in bridging formal to informal logic and logic to real-life situations] for a long time."--William S. Jamison, University of Alaska Anchorage
"The well-chosen and relevant examples are a major selling point. This book looks terrific."--Aeon Skoble,Bridgewater State University
"The writing style is perfect."--Thompson M. Faller, University of Portland
"The author succeeds brilliantly in presenting the essence of logical reasoning throughout the text as a dynamic, integral part of daily human interaction rather than simply an academic discipline."--Joia Lewis Turner, St. Paul College