Notice: Undefined index: author in /home/dkprintw/public_html/catalog/model/catalog/product.php on line 30Notice: Undefined index: author in /home/dkprintw/public_html/catalog/model/catalog/product.php on line 52Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/dkprintw/public_html/index.php:110) in /home/dkprintw/public_html/catalog/controller/module/viewed.php on line 21 A Textbook of Logic
DK Printworld (P) Ltd.

You have no items in your Shopping Cart

A Textbook of Logic

The present book is the fifth enlarged edition of the earlier book A Text Book of Logic — An Introduction. The current edition includes additional chapters on Arguments and Explanations, and Dilemma. Like the earlier book, the present book sets forth the principles and procedure below

About This Book

The present book is the fifth enlarged edition of the earlier book A Text Book of Logic — An Introduction. The current edition includes additional chapters on Arguments and Explanations, and Dilemma. Like the earlier book, the present book sets forth the principles and procedures of elementary Logic in the most simplified way and is specifically designed and intended for the use of undergraduate students. It contains almost all the main topics on Deductive, Inductive and Symbolic Logic prescribed in the syllabi of different universities in the country.

The book attempts to present a clear perspective on Logic as a science of correct reasoning. In the introductory chapter the aim of Logic and the task of a Logician are elaborated. Other topics covered here are Terms, Propositions, Immediate Inference, Syllogism, Boolean Equations, Venn Diagrams, Anti-Logism Theorem, Truth Functions, Truth Table, Deductive Method, Predicate Calculus, Scientific Inductions, Causation, Mill's Methods and Informal Fallacies to mention a few. All the topics are explained with the help of diagrams and lucid examples. Each chapter is followed by plenty of fresh and exclusive exercises for the benefit of students.

  • Binding: : Paperback
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124606483
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 812460648X
  • Edition : Fifth Revised Edition
  • Year : 2012
  • Pages : xiii, 381 p
  • Size : 22
  • Weight (approx.) : 450
  • Bibliographic Details : Several Diagrams; Bibliography

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the First Edition  

Part I

1.    Introduction

Subject Matter of Logic    
Mental Processes    
Argument and Explanation    
Form and Matter    
Truth and Validity    
Deduction and Induction    

2. Functions and Uses of Language 

Language Makes Thinking Possible     
Various Functions of Language    
Emotively (Emotionally) Neutral Language    
Agreement and Disagreement    

3. Section A — Proposition: Traditional  Account

Traditional Classification of Propositions    
Categorical Propositions    
Quantity and Quality    
Reduction of the Sentences into     
Standard Logical Form Propositions    

3. Section B — Modern Logicians’ Treatment of Categorical Propositions

Existential Import    
Boolean Analysis of Categorical Propositions    
John Venn’s Diagrams    
Modern Classification of Propositions    
Modern Classification of Proposition    

4. Terms  

Distribution of Terms    
Quantity of a Proposition           
Quality of a Proposition    
Denotation and Connotation of Terms    
Types of Terms    
Contradictory Terms    
Contrary Terms    

5. Square of Opposition    

Modern Logicians “Square of Opposition”     
Modern “Square of Opposition”    

6. Immediate Inference (Eduction)    

Immediate Inference (Eduction) in Modern Logic    

7. Section A — Categorical Syllogism

Figures of Syllogism    
Moods of Syllogism    
Standard Form Categorical Syllogism    

7. Section B — Validity of Categorical Syllogism: Traditional Method 

Rule No. 1    
Rules Related to Distribution of Terms    
Rule No. 2    
Rule No. 3    
Rules of Quality    
Rule No. 4    
Rule No. 5    
Rule of Quantity    
Rule No. 6    
Special Rules of 1st Figure    
Special Rules of 2nd Figure    
Special Rules of 3rd Figure    
Special Rules of 4th Figure    

7. Section C — Validity of Categorical Syllogism  

The Antilogism    

7. Section D — Non-categorical Syllogism  

Disjunctive Syllogism     
Hypothetical Syllogism    

8. Laws of Thought  

Part II

9. Symbolic Logic : Its Nature and Character  

Logical Form and Validity     
Advantages of Using Symbols    
Inference and Implication    

10. Symbolization  

Symbolization of Compound Propositions  

1.  Conjunctive     
2.  Disjunctive    
3.  Implication    
4.  Equivalent or biconditional proposition  


11. Truth Function  

Negative Function    
Conjunctive Function    
Disjunctive Function    
Alternative Function    
Implicative Function (Conditional Function)    
Equivalent Function (bi-conditional)
Interdefinability of Truth Functions (Constants)    
Stroke Function    

12. Truth Table Method as Decision Procedure    

Truth Table Method    
Illustrated Statement forms    
Testing the Validity/Invalidity of the Argument
Forms and Arguments by Truth Table Method    

13. Shorter Truth Table Method (Reductio ad absurdum or Indirect Method) 


14. Formal Proof of Validity  

Modus Ponens (M.P.)    
Modus Tollens (M.T.)    
Disjunctive Syllogism (D.S.)    
Hypothetical Syllogism (H.S.)    
Constructive Dilemma (C.D.)    
Conjunction (Conj.)    
Simplification (Simp.)    
Addition (Add.)    
Absorption (Abs.)    

15. Section A — Predicate Calculus

Singular Propositions    

15. Section B — Validity  


15. Section C — Invalidity  


Part III

16. Induction     

Types of Induction 

17. Causation

Plurality Theory of Causation    

18 J.S. Mill’s Experimental Methods    

Method of Agreement    
Method of Difference (Disagreement)    
Joint Method of Agreement and Difference    
Method of Residues    
Method of Concomitant Variation    
Assessment of the Methods    

19. Hypothesis  

Conditions of Valid Hypothesis    
Crucial Instances    

Part IV

20. Informal Fallacies    

Formal Fallacies    
Informal Fallacies    
Fallacies of Ambiguity    
Fallacies of Relevance

The Appeal to Emotion — The Appeal to Pity — The Appeal to Force — The Argument from Ignorance — An Appeal to Inappropriate Authority — The Argument Against a Person — Fallacy of Accident — The Fallacy of Converse Accident — Fallacy of False Cause — Irrelevant Conclusion  

Fallacies of Presumptions    
Begging the Question     
Fallacy of Complex Question  

Select Bibliography  

Your Rating