Introduction To Logic 14th Edition


  • Author: Irving M. Copi
  • Co-Author: Carl Cohen
  • Co-Author: Kenneth McMahon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN-13: 9781138290709
  • Pages: 627
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016


About The Book

Introduction to Logic is a proven textbook that has been honed through the collaborative efforts of many scholars over the last five decades. Its scrupulous attention to detail and precision in exposition and explanation is matched by the greatest accuracy in all associated detail. In addition, it continues to capture student interest through its personalized human setting and current examples. The 14th Edition, written by Copi, Cohen & McMahon, is dedicated to the many thousands of students and their teachers – at hundreds of universities in the United States and around the world – who have used its fundamental methods and techniques of correct reasoning in their everyday lives.

Table Of Contents






Chapter 1 Basic Logical Concepts

Chapter 2 Analyzing Arguments; SECTION B INFORMAL LOGIC

Chapter 3 Language and Definitions

Chapter 4 Fallacies

Part II: Deduction

SECTION A– Classical Logic

Chapter 5 Categorical Propositions

Chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms; Appendix: Deduction of the Fifteen Valid Forms of the Categorical Syllogism

Chapter 7 Syllogisms in Ordinary Language

SECTION B- Modern Logic

Chapter 8 Symbolic Logic

Chapter 9 Methods of Deduction

Chapter 10 Quantification Theory

Part III: Induction

SECTION A- Analogy and Causation

Chapter 11 Analogical Reasoning

Chapter 12 Causal Reasoning

Section B Science and Probability

Chapter 13 Science and Hypothesis

Chapter 14 Probability


Solutions to Selected Exercises


About The Authors

Irving M. Copi was a philosopher and logician. He taught at the University of Illinois, the United States Air Force Academy, Princeton University, and the Georgetown University Logic Institute, before teaching logic at the University of Michigan, 1958-69, and at the University of Hawaii, 1969-90. His other works include Essentials of Logic, Informal Logic, and Symbolic Logic.

Carl Cohen is Professor of Philosophy at the Residential College of the University of Michigan. He has published many essays in moral and political philosophy in philosophical, medical, and legal journals. He has served as a member of the Medical School faculty of the University of Michigan, and as Chairman of the University of Michigan faculty, where he has been an active member of the philosophy faculty since 1955. His other works include The Animal Rights Debate (2001), with Prof. Tom Regan; he is also the author of Democracy (1972); the author of Four Systems (1982); the editor of Communism, Fascism, and Democracy (1997); the co-author (with J. Sterba) of Affirmative Action and Racial Preference (2003)

Kenneth D. McMahon studied physics, philosophy, and English Literature as an undergraduate, then took graduate degrees in psychology and philosophy. He has taught critical thinking, philosophy, statistics, and psychology, and currently teaches logic for Hawaii Pacific University. His professional interests include logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind, as well as cognitive science, psychometrics, computational theories of mind, and evolutionary psychology.