The Resource Being logical : a guide to good thinking, D.Q. McInterny, (electronic resource)

Being logical : a guide to good thinking, D.Q. McInterny, (electronic resource)

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Being logical : a guide to good thinking
Title
Being logical
Title remainder
a guide to good thinking
Statement of responsibility
D.Q. McInterny
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Language
eng
Summary
Whether regarded as a science, an art, or a skill'and it can properly be regarded as all three'logic is the basis of our ability to think, analyze, argue, and communicate. Indeed, logic goes to the very core of what we mean by human intelligence. In this concise, crisply readable book, distinguished professor D.Q. McInerny offers an indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life. Written explicitly for the layperson, McInerny's Being Logical promises to take its place beside Strunk and White's The Elements of Style as a classic of lucid, invaluable advice. As McInerny notes, logic is a deep, wide, and wonderfully varied field, with a bearing on every aspect of our intellectual life. A mastery of logic begins with an understanding of right reasoning'and encompasses a grasp of the close kinship between logical thought and logical expression, a knowledge of the basic terms of argument, and a familiarity with the pitfalls of illogical thinking. Accordingly, McInerny structures his book in a series of brief, penetrating chapters that build on one another to form a unified and coherent introduction to clear and effective reasoning. At the heart of the book is a brilliant consideration of argument'how an argument is founded and elaborated, how it differs from other forms of intellectual discourse, and how it critically embodies the elements of logic. McInerny teases out the subtleties and complexities of premises and conclusions, differentiates statements of fact from statements of value, and discusses the principles and uses of every major type of argument, from the syllogistic to the conditional. In addition, he provides an incisive look at illogical thinking and explains how to recognize and avoid the most common errors of logic. Elegant, pithy, and precise, Being Logical breaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. Whether you are a student or a teacher, a professional sharpening your career skills or an amateur devoted to the fine points of thought and expression, you are sure to find this brief guide to effecting reasoning both fascinating and illuminating
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
INU
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McInerny, Dennis Q
Dewey number
160
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
BC71
LC item number
.M37 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
standards specifications
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  • Logic
  • Reasoning
  • Thought and thinking
  • Logique
  • Raisonnement
  • Pensée
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Logic
  • Reasoning
  • Thought and thinking
  • Logic
  • Reasoning
  • Thought and Thinking
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Being logical : a guide to good thinking, D.Q. McInterny, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70773102
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 137 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400061716
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00165036
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remote
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AB57C3F3-3D79-4948-B192-C3DB5A80B0CD
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  • (Sirsi) o70773102
  • (OCoLC)70773102
Label
Being logical : a guide to good thinking, D.Q. McInterny, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70773102
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 137 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400061716
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00165036
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AB57C3F3-3D79-4948-B192-C3DB5A80B0CD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70773102
  • (OCoLC)70773102

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