Topical Relevance in Argumentation

Topical Relevance in Argumentation

by Douglas Walton
     
 

ISBN-10: 9027225249

ISBN-13: 9789027225245

Pub. Date: 01/01/1982

Publisher: Benjamins, John Publishing Company

It is a longstanding if not altogether coherent tradition of logic and rhetorical studies that an argument can be incorrect or fallacious in virtue of some proposition in it being “irrelevant”. This monograph clarifies that tradition. Non-classical propositional calculi, including relevance logics and relatedness logics, are juxtaposed against…  See more details below

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It is a longstanding if not altogether coherent tradition of logic and rhetorical studies that an argument can be incorrect or fallacious in virtue of some proposition in it being “irrelevant”. This monograph clarifies that tradition. Non-classical propositional calculi, including relevance logics and relatedness logics, are juxtaposed against conversational criticisms of irrelevance in natural argumentation, e.g. in parliamentary debates. The object is to see if there is a reasonable way of evaluating criticisms like “That’s beside the point!” or “That’s irrelevant!”.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027225245
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Series:
Pragmatics & Beyond Series
Pages:
89
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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