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Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argumentation

Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argumentation by Douglas N. Walton

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Author: Douglas N. Walton
Book title: Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argumentation
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Rating: 4.8 / 5
ISBN: 0521379253
ISBN13: 978-0521379250
Pages: 310
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 28, 1989)
Language: English
Subcategory: Philosophy
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This is an introductory guide to the basic principles of constructing good arguments and criticizing bad ones. It is nontechnical in its approach, and is based on 150 key examples, each discussed and evaluated in clear, illustrative detail. The author explains how errors, fallacies, and other key failures of argument occur. He shows how correct uses of argument are based on sound argument strategies for reasoned persuasion and critical questions for responding. Among the many subjects covered are: techniques of posing, replying to, and criticizing questions, forms of valid argument, relevance, appeals to emotion, personal attack, uses and abuses of expert opinion, problems in deploying statistics, loaded terms, equivocation, and arguments from analogy.

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