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How to do things with logic

Author: C Grant Luckhardt
Publisher: Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the past 15 years a host of critical thinking books have appeared that teach students to find flaws in the arguments of others by learning to detect a number of informal fallacies. This book is not in that tradition. The authors of this book believe that while students learn to become vicious critics, they still continue to make the very mistakes they criticize in others. Thus, this book has adopted the approach  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Grant Luckhardt
ISBN: 0805800751 9780805800753 080580076X 9780805800760
OCLC Number: 28966690
Description: xi, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Logic as a tool --
The nature of arguments --
Valid argument forms --
The basic argumentative essay : identifying your audience and developing your conclusion --
The basic argumentative essay : generating a logical diagram and written prose --
Evaluation arguments --
Critiques : the essential preparation --
Critiques : types of objections --
Critiques : presenting objections --
Defending against a critique --
Authority --
The logic of explanation --
Arguing from analogy.
Responsibility: C. Grant Luckhardt, William Bechtel.
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This text aims to teach the constructions of good arguments first and then introduce criticism as a secondary skill. The emphasis is not on learning to name fallacies, but on being able to identify  Read more...

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