Logic of Real Arguments

ISBN-10: 0521654815
ISBN-13: 9780521654814
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Alec Fisher
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Description: This new edition explains a distinctive method for analysing and evaluating arguments. It discusses many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones.

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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This new edition explains a distinctive method for analysing and evaluating arguments. It discusses many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones.

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.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
A general method of argument analysis
A first example - from Thomas Malthus
Reasoning about nuclear deterrence
An example from Karl Marx
Evaluating 'scientific' arguments
Philosophical assumptions
Appendix
Exercises
Bibliography
Index

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