Argumentation and the Social Grounds of Knowledge

Argumentation and the Social Grounds of Knowledge

by Charles Arthur Willard

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Argumentation and the Social Grounds of Knowledge by Charles Arthur Willard

"As a distinctive philosophy, religious humanism emphasizes man's place in an unfathomed universe, reason as an instrument for discovering the truth, free inquiry as a condition for discerning meaning and purpose, and happiness as a fundamental value.
"Man's uniqueness emerges partly from homo sapiens' capacity to employ symbols effectively. For this reason, Willard's provocative book is not a celebration of controversy but a sophisticated study exploring the grounds of man's knowledge. Drawing upon phenomenologists such as Alfred Schultz, psychologists such as George Kelley, and argumentation philosophers such as Stephen Toulmin, Willard makes a genuine contribution to intellectual inquiry by extending essential consideration about human knowledge. The [author] demonstrates how 'secular sources' provide a fundamental resource in developing religious understanding from argumentative interactions.
"Highly insightful and intellectually refreshing . . . Argumentation and the Social Grounds of Knowledge provides thought-provoking reading for humanists concerned with rational inquiry, communication theory, religious philosophy, and liberal education."
Religious Humanism

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817300968
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 11/28/1982
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Charles Arthur Willard (born 1945) is an American argumentation and rhetorical theorist.  He is Professor and University Scholar at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. 

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