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Logic and semantics textbook – learn to think incisively and critically

Posted by robertpriddy on November 24, 2011

COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING by Robert C. Priddy
Oslo University 1982 (published internally, Office of Foreign Students)
Official textbook for Foreign Students preparing for the Examen Philosophicum examination under the administration of the author from 1982 – 1985.

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CONTENTS
PRINCIPLES OF EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION
1. THE OVERALL PRINCIPLE OF EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION and working definitions of some key terms
2. THE PRINCIPLE OF APPROPRIATENESS OF EXPRESSION and communication situations – Exercises.
3. THE PRINCIPLE OF SUFFICIENT EQUIVALENCE OF MEANING – Exercises
4. THE PRINCIPLE OF CONCISENESS – Exercises
5. THE PRINCIPLE OF SUFFICIENT PRECISION – Exercises
6. THE PRINCIPLE OF NON-CONTRADICTION – Exercises
7. PSEUDO-AGREEMENT and PSEUDO-DISAGREEMENT – Exercises
8. DEFINITION – Exercises
9. THE PRINCIPLE OF TENABILITY and untenable reports
10. OVERVIEW OF THE ANALYSIS & VERIFICATION OF MEANING
11. LOGIC – INTRODUCTION AND WORKING DEFINITIONS Particular/general; categorical/hypothetical: descriptive/prescriptive: analytic/synthetic – Exercises
12. THE PRINCIPLES OF VALID INFERENCE – Exercises and solutions
13. LOGICAL FALLACIES – Exercises and solutions
14. THE PRINCIPLE OF RELEVANCE TO AN ISSUE
15. ORDERED SURVEYS OF ARGUMENTS ON AN ISSUE – Exercises.
16. MODEL EXAMINATION QUESTIONS
 (as set by the author for the Examen Philosophicum at the University of Oslo, 1975-1984)

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