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Informal logic : a pragmatic approach

Author: Douglas N Walton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Informal Logic is an introductory guidebook to the basic principles of constructing sound arguments and criticizing bad ones. Non-technical in approach, it is based on 186 examples, which Douglas Walton, a leading authority in the field of informal logic, discusses and evaluates in clear, illustrative detail. Walton explains how errors, fallacies, and other key failures of argument occur. He shows how correct uses  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas N Walton
ISBN: 9780521886178 0521886171 9780521713801 0521713803
OCLC Number: 175056073
Description: xvi, 347 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Argument as reasoned dialogue --
Questions and answers in dialogue --
Criticisms of irrelevance --
Appeals to emotion --
Valid arguments --
Personal attack in argumentation --
Appeals to authority --
Inductive errors, bias, and fallacies --
Natural language argumentation.
Responsibility: Douglas Walton.
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Second edition of the introductory guidebook to the basic principles of constructing sound arguments and criticising bad ones.  Read more...

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"Walton here updates his fine book on informal logic/critical thinking...Probably the best work on critical thinking to date, this volume would be an excellent text for courses on informal Read more...

 
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