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The Logic of Real Arguments


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This new and expanded edition explains a distinctive method for analyzing and evaluating arguments. It features many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It will enable students to think critically about sustained, theoretical arguments commonly encountered in the course of their studies, including arguments about the natural world, society, policy, and philosophy. First Edition Pb (1988): 0-521-31341-4

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface to first edition; Preface to second edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. A general method of argument analysis; 3. A first example - from Thomas Malthus; 4. Reasoning about nuclear deterrence; 5. An example from John Stuart Mill; 6. Arguments about God's existence; 7. How do your mind and body interact?; 8. Suppose for the sake of argument that ...; 9. An example from Karl Marx; 10. Evaluating scientific arguments: some initial examples; 11. Philosophical assumptions; Appendix: Elementary formal logic; Exercises.

Portrait

Alec Fisher was Director of the Centre for Research in Critical Thinking at the University of East Anglia, until his retirement in 1999. He is the author of Critical Thinking: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2001), which has already been translated into several languages. He continues to lecture and conduct workshops on reasoning and critical thinking skills all over the world.

Pressestimmen

"As an introduction to logic which prepares students to use the discipline in future studies, Real Arguments has no serious competitors." Informal Logic
EAN: 9780521652414
ISBN: 0521652413
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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