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Logic, the theory of inquiry

Published by H. Holt and Company in New York .
Written in English

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Table of Contents

pt. I. Introduction. The problem of logical subject-matter
The existential matrix of inquiry : biological
The existential matrix of inquiry : cultural
Common sense and scientific inquiry
The needed reform of logic
pt. II. The structure of inquiry and the construction of judgments. The pattern of inquiry
The construction of judgment
Immediate knowledge : understanding and inference
Judgments of practice : evaluation
Affirmation and negation : judgment as requalification
The function of propositions of quantity in judgment
Judgment as spatial-temporal determination : narration-description
The continuum of judgment : general propositions
Generic and universal propositions
pt. III. Propositions and terms. General theory of propositions
Propositions ordered in sets and series
Formal functions and canons
Terms or meanings
pt. IV. The logic of scientific method. Logic and natural science : form and matter
Mathematical discourse
Scientific method : induction and deduction
Scientific laws : causation and sequences
Scientific method and scientific subject-matter
Social inquiry
The logic of inquiry and philosophies of knowledge.

Edition Notes

"This book is a development of ideas regarding the nature of logical theory that were first presented ... in Studies in logical theory; that were somewhat expanded in Essays in experimental logic and were briefly summarized with special reference to education in How we think."--Pref.

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BC50 .D43

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viii, 546 p.
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