Groundwork in the Theory of Argumentation

Selected Papers of J. Anthony Blair

  • J. Anthony Blair
  • Christopher W. Tindale

Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Critical Thinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 3-12
    3. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 23-32
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 33-34
  3. Informal Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-37
    2. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 61-73
    3. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 75-86
    4. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 87-100
    5. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 101-117
    6. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 119-132
    7. Back Matter
      Pages 133-134
  4. Argumentation Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-136
    2. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 147-169
    3. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 171-183
    4. J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 185-195

About this book


J. Anthony Blair is a prominent international figure in argumentation studies. He is among the originators of informal logic, an author of textbooks on the informal logic approach to argument analysis and evaluation and on critical thinking, and a founder and editor of the journal Informal Logic. Blair is widely recognized among the leaders in the field for contributing formative ideas to the argumentation literature of the last few decades. This selection of key works provides insights into the history of the field of argumentation theory and various related disciplines. It illuminates the central debates and presents core ideas in four main areas: Critical Thinking, Informal Logic, Argument Theory and Logic, Dialectic and Rhetoric.


Argument Management Argument Theory Integration Argumentation Argumentation Studies Critical Discussion Model Critical Thinking Critical Thinking and Social Studies Informal Logic Informal Logic and Logic International Society for the Study of Argumentation Issues in Logic and Communication J. Anthony Blair Justice and Argumentation Limits of the Dialogue Model and Argument Obligation to Reason Well Philosophy of Arguments Pragma-Dialectics Premiss Adequacy Premissary Relevance Presumptive Reasoning Relevance, Accceptability and Sufficiency Rhetoric and Argumentation Rhetoric of Visual Arguments Walton's Argument Schemes What is Bias

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Anthony Blair
    • 1
  1. 1., Centre for Research in Reasoning, ArgumeUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher W. Tindale
    • 1
  1. 1.WindsorCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2362-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2363-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7650
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