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Informal Logic: A Pragmatic Approach

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Informal Logic is an introductory guidebook to the basic principles of constructing sound arguments and criticizing bad ones. Non-technical in approach, it is based on 186 examples, which Douglas Walton, a leading authority in the field of informal logic, discusses and evaluates in clear, illustrative detail. Walton explains how errors, fallacies, and other key failures of ...more
Paperback, 347 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 6th 2008)
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Jun 11, 2014 Michael A rated it liked it
I finally got this damned book off my Kindle.

It's okay for what it offers -- it's a cheap textbook chock full with a lot of good information about what constitutes reasonsable dialogue, rules for carrying out a fair persuasion dialogue, and then what makes the process go all wrong. This last category is basically fallacies of communication or argument. So this book covers the usual suspects: ad hominem attacks, irrelevance (global/local), red herrings, statistical errors, the appeal to the exper
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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 ...more
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