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A Practical Study of Argument / Edition 6

A Practical Study of Argument / Edition 6

by Trudy Govier
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THE PRACTICAL STUDY OF ARGUMENT provides students with a practical understanding of argument with enriched examples while maintaining philosophical soundness. The fifth edition of this widely acclaimed text continues to provide an integration of formal and informal logic, and fallacies and arguments in a clearly presented and theoretically sensible fashion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534605254
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/11/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Trudy Govier, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, is a philosopher, author, and speaker who is widely known for her dynamic style of speaking and writing and her passionate advocacy of reasoned responses to conflict. She has spoken and written extensively on reconciliation, violence and non-violence, and topics in informal logic.

Table of Contents

1. What is an Argument? (And What Is Not?). 2. Pinning Down Argument Structure. 3. When Is An Argument a Good One? 4. Looking at Language. 5. Premises: What to Accept and Why. 6.Working on Relevance. 7. Deductions: Categorical Logic. 8. Deductively Valid Arguments: Propositional Logic. 9. An Introduction to Inductive Arguments. 10. Analogies: Reasoning from Case to Case. 11. Conductive Arguments and Counterconsiderations. 12. Reflective Analysis of Longer Works. Appendices: 1. A Summary of Fallacies. 2. Selected Essays for Analysis: Answers to Selected Exercises.

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