A Practical Study of Argument / Edition 6 available in Paperback
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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 Contents1. 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.