The Logic of Real Arguments / Edition 2

The Logic of Real Arguments / Edition 2

by Alec Fisher, Fisher Alec
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521654815

ISBN-13: 9780521654814

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new and expanded edition explains a distinctive method for analyzing and evaluating arguments. It features many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It will enable students to think critically about sustained, theoretical arguments commonly encountered in the course of

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This new and expanded edition explains a distinctive method for analyzing and evaluating arguments. It features many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It will enable students to think critically about sustained, theoretical arguments commonly encountered in the course of their studies, including arguments about the natural world, society, policy, and philosophy. First Edition Pb (1988): 0-521-31341-4

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521654814
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
685,393
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to first edition; Preface to second edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. A general method of argument analysis; 3. A first example - from Thomas Malthus; 4. Reasoning about nuclear deterrence; 5. An example from John Stuart Mill; 6. Arguments about God's existence; 7. How do your mind and body interact?; 8. Suppose for the sake of argument that ...; 9. An example from Karl Marx; 10. Evaluating scientific arguments: some initial examples; 11. Philosophical assumptions; Appendix: Elementary formal logic; Exercises.

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