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Methods of argumentation

Author: Douglas N Walton
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, written by a leading expert, and based on the latest research, shows how to apply methods of argumentation to a range of interesting examples. Written in a nontechnical style, the book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas N Walton
ISBN: 9781107039308 1107039304
OCLC Number: 934118417
Description: xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introducing some tools and basic concepts; 2. Argument attack, rebuttal, refutation, and defeat; 3. Arguments with missing parts; 4. Applying argumentation schemes; 5. Similarity, precedent, and argument from analogy; 6. Teleological argumentation to and from motives; 7. The Carneades model of scientific discovery and inquiry; 8. Fallacies, heuristics, and sophistical tactics; 9. The straw man fallacy.
Responsibility: Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada.

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