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Ebook Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argument by Douglas N. Walton read! Book Title: Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argument
The author of the book: Douglas N. Walton
Edition: Cambridge University Press
Date of issue: July 28th 1989
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 3.8
ISBN: 0521379253
ISBN 13: 9780521379250
Language: English

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I thought this was a very good introduction to informal logic. Walton gives a unique presentation on informal fallacies. He takes care to locate the fallacy in the "context of dialogue." I think he rightly points out that calling someone out for committing a fallacy isn't a black or white call. Some traditional fallacies are not always fallacies in every context of dialogue. For example, it would probably be wise to take the medicine your doctor prescribes, on his say-so. Thus the argumentum ad verecundiam isn't always a fallacy. This may be obvious (other texts point out the same) to some, but Walton even does the same with circular reasoning, force, pity, et alia. There is not many who would allow this pattern of reasoning to get a pass. I think Walton's book is extrememly helpful. It helps you get out of the freshman phrase where you call "fallacy!" even when there isn't one.


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Ebook Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argument read Online! Douglas Neil Walton (PhD University of Toronto, 1972) is a Canadian academic and author, well known for his many widely published books and papers on argumentation, logical fallacies and informal logic. He is presently Distinguished Research Fellow of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation, and Rhetoric (CRRAR) at the University of Windsor, Canada, and before that (2008-2014), he held the Assumption Chair of Argumentation Studies at the University of Windsor. 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. A special issue of the journal Informal Logic surveyed Walton’s contributions to informal logic and argumentation theory up to 2006 (Informal Logic, 27(3), 2007). A festschrift honoring his contributions, Dialectics, Dialogue and Argumentation: An Examination of Douglas Walton’s Theories of Reasoning and Argument, ed. C. Reed and C. W. Tindale, London: College Publications, 2010, shows how his theories are increasingly finding applications in computer science. A list of titles of many of Walton’s books is given below. Links to preprints of many of his published papers can be found on the website

http://www.dougwalton.ca


Reviews of the Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argument


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An interesting book, not like the other

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The book brought changes in life!

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Great book!

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Why do I need to drive a phone number?

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