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About this book
This book brings together in one place David Hitchcock’s most significant published articles on reasoning and argument. In seven new chapters he updates his thinking in the light of subsequent scholarship. Collectively, the papers articulate a distinctive position in the philosophy of argumentation.
Among other things, the author:
• develops an account of “material consequence” that permits evaluation of inferences without problematic postulation of unstated premises.
• updates his recursive definition of argument that accommodates chaining and embedding of arguments and allows any type of illocutionary act to be a conclusion.
• advances a general theory of relevance.
• provides comprehensive frameworks for evaluating inferences in reasoning by analogy, means-end reasoning, and appeals to considerations or criteria.
• argues that none of the forms of arguing ad hominem is a fallacy.
• describes proven methods of teaching critical thinking effectively.
David Hitchcock Reasoning and Argument J. Anthony Blair Deduction, induction and conduction Types of validity linked-convergent distinction Material consequence Enthymematic arguments Toulmin's warrants Counter-factuals Patterns of reasoning Reasoning by analogy Argumentation schemes
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53562-3
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-53561-6
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-53562-3
- Series Print ISSN 1566-7650
- Series Online ISSN 2215-1907
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