Western Washington University Daniel Howard-Snyder,
Western Washington University Ryan Wasserman,
Western Washington University
ISBN: 0078038197 Copyright year: 2013
There are dozens of new definition boxes, which emphasize key concepts and important distinctions.
There are over a dozen new summary boxes, including summaries of the abbreviated truth-table method and the finite universe method. These
boxes contain simple, clear descriptions for quick reference and study .
Chapter 2, Identifying Arguments, provides a clearer explanation of how to reconstruct an argument.
Chapter 3, Logic and Language, expands the discussion of propositions, sentences, and truth.
Chapter 4, Informal Fallacies, now emphasizes how sound or cogent arguments can resemble fallacies and explains how to avoid identifying them
as fallacies. It also includes a new discussion of some purported fallacies such as the “Intentional fallacy” and the “is-ought fallacy” that are sometimes invoked to avoid a more substantive discussion.
Chapter 9, Predicate Logic, contains a revised definition of a WFF for the language of predicate logic. Section 9.3 includes five new sets of exercises, which allows students to master the quantifier rules one at a time.
Chapter 10, Induction, has been reorganized and refocused. It includes a new discussion of arguments from authority, and a greater emphasis on the connection between probability and inductive logic.