Methods of Argumentation

Methods of Argumentation

by Douglas Walton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107677333
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/26/2013
Pages: 317
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Douglas Walton currently holds the Assumption Chair in Argumentation Studies and is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric at the University of Windsor, Canada. His most recent book is Argumentation Schemes, coauthored with Chris Reed and Fabrizio Macagno (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Walton's work has been used to better prepare legal arguments and to help develop artificial intelligence. His books have been translated worldwide and he attracts students from many countries to study with him.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing some tools and basic concepts; 2. Argument attack, rebuttal, refutation, and defeat; 3. Arguments with missing parts; 4. Applying argumentation schemes; 5. Similarity, precedent, and argument from analogy; 6. Teleological argumentation to and from motives; 7. The Carneades model of scientific discovery and inquiry; 8. Fallacies, heuristics, and sophistical tactics; 9. The straw man fallacy.

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