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Overview

This book provides a systematic analysis of many common argumentation schemes and a compendium of ninety-six schemes. The study of these schemes, or forms of argument that capture stereotypical patterns of human reasoning, is at the core of argumentation research. Surveying all aspects of argumentation schemes from the ground up, the book takes the reader from the elementary exposition in the first chapter to the current state of the art in the research efforts to formalize and classify the schemes, outlined in the last three chapters. It provides a systematic and comprehensive account, with notation suitable for computational applications that increasingly make use of argumentation schemes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521723749
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Walton is professor of philosophy at the University of Winnipeg. The recipient of numerous fellowships, awards and honors, he is the author of over thirty books, most recently Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation, Media Argumentation, and Witness Testimony Evidence.

Chris Reed is senior lecturer and head of research at the School of Computing, University of Dundee. He is the head of the Argumentation Research Group at Dundee, which has been instrumental in the development of the Argument Interchange Format, an international standard for computational work in the area.

Fabrizio Macagno is completing his doctorate in linguistics at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

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Table of Contents

1 Basic Tools in the State of the Art 7

2 Schemes for Argument from Analogy, Classification, and Precedent 43

3 Knowledge-Related, Practical, and Other Schemes 87

4 Arguments from Generally Accepted Opinions, Commitment, and Character 121

5 Causal Argumentation Schemes 163

6 Schemes and Enthymemes 189

7 Attack, Rebuttal, and Refutation 220

8 The History of Schemes 275

9 A User's Compendium of Schemes 308

10 Refining the Classification of Schemes 347

11 Formalizing Schemes 364

12 Schemes in Computer Systems 393

Bibliography 417

Index 431

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