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Logic, the theory of inquiry, [electronic resource] by John Dewey.

By: Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, H. Holt and Company [c1938]Description: viii, 546 p. 24 cm.Subject(s): Logic | Thought and thinking | Logic | Science | Logique | Pensée | LogikAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Logic, the theory of inquiry.DDC classification: 160 Other classification: CI 6404 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Also issued online.
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.
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"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.

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.

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