Historical Foundations of Informal Logic

Historical Foundations of Informal Logic

by Douglas Walton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859725880

ISBN-13: 9781859725887

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859725887
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Series in Philosophy
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2The logic of Greek sophistry12
3The roots of informal logic in Plato25
4Aristotle and informal logic36
5Forms of argumentation in medieval dialectic51
6The Port Royal Logic67
7The Logick of Isaac Watts84
8Whately and the study of fallacious reasoning99
9Jeremy Bentham's Handbook of Political Fallacies114
10Mill on inference and fallacies125
11Kant and informal logic144
12Informal logic in the twentieth century158
Index of names178

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