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Relevance in argumentation

Author: Douglas N Walton
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, ©2004.
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"This volume is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in field using argumentation theory - law (in particular, evidence law), artificial intelligence (especially multi-agent computing), linguistics, cognitive science, and speech communication, in addition to philosophy. The work also has practical use, as it applies theory directly to familiar examples of argumentation in daily and professional  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walton, Douglas N.
Relevance in argumentation.
Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, ©2004
(OCoLC)606988252
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas N Walton
ISBN: 0805847596 9780805847598 080584760X 9780805847604
OCLC Number: 51868164
Description: xvi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Examples of Irrelevant Arguments --
The Exclusionary Function --
Irrelevance in a Political Debate --
Murder is a Horrible Crime --
Problems in Judging an Argument Irrelevant --
Material Relevance --
Other Fallacies of Irrelevance --
Irrelevance in Legal Argumentation --
The Straw Man Fallacy --
Relevance as Relative to a Discussion --
The Dialectical Nature of Relevance --
Historical Background --
Aristotle on Misconception of Refutation --
The Ancient Concept of Stasis --
Irrelevance and Digression --
William of Sherwood on Ignoratio Elenchi --
The Obligation Game --
The Port Royal Logic --
Isaac Watts's Logick --
Whately's Elements of Logic --
McCosh on Shifting Ground --
The Perspective of Schiller and Sidgwick --
Textbook Treatments of Irrelevance --
Minimalistic Aristotelian Accounts --
Problematic Cases --
The Dual Approach --
Damer: Further Subtleties of Relevance --
Johnson and Blair: Irrelevant Reason and Red Herring --
Govier: Probative Relevance --
Hurley: Another Variant of the Dual Approach --
Straw Man and Relevance --
The Current Predicament --
The Problem of Analyzing Relevance --
The Paradoxes --
Relevance and Conditionals --
Relevance Logic and Formal Relevance Systems --
Appeals to Emotion --
Apparent Relevance --
Pragmatic Conversational Failures --
Conversational Implicature --
Problems with the Gricean Approach --
Argument Diagramming --
Components of a Theory of Relevance --
The Dialectical Nature of Relevance --
Relevance in a Persuasion Dialogue --
Relevance in Information-Seeking Dialogue.
Responsibility: Douglas Walton.
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Presents a new method for critically evaluating arguments for relevance. This method enables a critic to judge whether a move can be said to be relevant or irrelevant, and is based on case studies of  Read more...

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