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The logic of real arguments

Author: Alec Fisher
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aims to help students to think critically about the kind of sustained, theoretical arguments which they commonly encounter in the course of their studies.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alec Fisher
ISBN: 0521308496 9780521308496 0521313414 9780521313414
OCLC Number: 16982995
Description: xi, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A general method of argument analysis --
A first example--
from Thomas Malthus --
Reasoning about nuclear deterrence --
An example from John Stuart Mill --
Suppose for the sake of argument that ... --
An example from Karl Marx --
Evaluating 'scientific' arguments. Some initial examples --
Philosophical assumptions.
Responsibility: Alec Fisher.
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