Calvin College Press
The Little Logic Book
by Lee Hardy, Del Ratzsch, Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, and Gregory Mellema
Written by four members of the Calvin College philosophy department, The Little Logic Book is a valuable resource for teachers and undergraduate students of philosophy. In addition to providing clear introductions to the modes of reasoning students encounter in their philosophy course readings, it includes a nuanced description of common informal fallacies, a narrative overview of various philosophical accounts of scientific inference, and a concluding chapter on the ethics of argumentation.
The book features engaging dialogues on social, philosophical and religious issues based on the styles of argument taken up in the chapters. In additions to core concepts, distinctions, explanations, rules of inference, methods of assessment, and examples, The Little Logic Book provides philosophical commentary that will stimulate discussion of the assumptions and implications of various kinds of human reasoning. Free downloadable exercises are available from the publisher.
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About the Authors
Lee Hardy is professor of philosophy at Calvin College. He is the author of The Fabric of This World (Eerdmans) and Nature's Suit: Husserl's Phenomenological Philosophy of the Physical Sciences (Ohio University Press).
Del Ratzsch is professor of philosophy emeritus at Calvin College. He is the author of Nature, Design and Science (SUNY Press), The Battle of Beginnings (IVP Academic), and Science and Its Limits (IVP Academic).
Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung is professor of philosophy at Calvin College. She is the author of Glittering Vices (Brazos Press) and a coauthor of Aquinas's Ethics (University of Notre Dame).
Gregory Mellema is professor of philosophy at Calvin College. He is the author of Beyond the Call of Duty (SUNY Press), The Expectations of Morality (Rodopi), and Individuals, Groups and Shared Moral Responsibility (Peter Lang Publishing).
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