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Fallacies and Argument Appraisal

ISBN-10: 0521842085

ISBN-13: 9780521842082

Edition: 2007

Authors: Christopher W. Tindale

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Fallacies and Argument Appraisal presents an introduction to the nature, identification, and causes of fallacious reasoning, along with key questions for evaluation. Drawing from the latest work on fallacies as well as some of the standard ideas that have remained relevant since Aristotle, Christopher Tindale investigates central cases of major fallacies in order to understand what has gone wrong and how this has occurred. Dispensing with the approach that simply assigns labels and brief descriptions of fallacies, Tindale provides fuller treatments that recognize the dialectical and rhetorical contexts in which fallacies arise. This volume analyzes major fallacies through accessible, everyday examples. Critical questions are developed for each fallacy to help the student identify them and provide considered evaluations.
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List price: $108.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/29/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 236
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Christopher Tindale (Ph.D. & M.A., University of Waterloo; B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University) teaches and conducts research in the areas of argumentation theory, ethics, and ancient philosophy. Since 2000, he's been an editor of the journal Informal Logic: Reasoning and Argumentation in Theory and Practice, and he presently sits on the editorial board of Controversia. He is the author of Acts of Arguing: A Rhetorical Model of Argument (SUNY Press, 1999), co-author of Good Reasoning Matters, Third Edition (Oxford University Press, 2004), and co-editor of Argumentation and Its Applications (forthcoming CD-Rom) and two other CD-ROMs, Argumentation at the Century's Turn and Argumentation and Rhetoric . Recent work of his has appeared in the following journals: Argumentation; Informal Logic; ProtoSociology; Social Theory and Practice. In addition to teaching at Trent University, in 2001-2002 he was a research fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research), Bielefeld, Germany.

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Simple Regression and Data Analysis
An introduction to ordinary least squares
Running simple regressions: global poverty and growth
Using logs and estimating elasticities: demand for air travel
Hypothesis testing: health expenditures and the quality of life
Multiple Regression and Diagnostic Testing
Multiple regression analysis: housing demand in the UK
Heteroscedasticity: R&D, innovation and economic performance
Autocorrelation: tourism and the environment
Model misspecification: Tobin's q and investment in the USA
Time Series Econometrics
Structural breaks, non-stationarity and spurious regressions: venture capital and computing investment in the USA
Error correction models AND cointegration: consumption and the multiplier in the UK
Advanced Topics
Panel estimation: divorce and income
Binary dependent variables: war and poverty
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