Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Ngamen-Kouassi and N. Ngamen-Kouassi , N. Otakpor Published Computer Science This is a first course in that most fundamental of all disciplines, logic.
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.