Argument, Inference and Dialectic: Collected Papers on Informal Logic

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2001 M05 31 - 148 pages
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Chapters 1-12 of this volume contain the papers on infonnal logic and argumentation that I've published and/or read at conferences over the last 17 years. These papers are reproduced here pretty much unchanged from their first appearance; it is my intention that their appearance here constitute a record of my positions and arguments at the time of their original publication or delivery. I've made minor changes in fonnat, in the style of references, etc., for the sake of consistency; I've also corrected typographical errors and the like. The only extensive changes in wording occur in the last few pages of Chapter 7, and were made only to enable the reader to see more clearly what I was getting at in my first attempt to write about the notion of coherence. Chapter 13 was written expressly for this volume. It looks retrospectively at the contents of the first 12 chapters and attempts to highlight the unifying themes that run through them. It also revisits the ideas about dialectic that occupied my first in light of later developments in my thinking but also re paper, reworking them emphasizing themes about which I've tended to remain silent in the last few years.
 

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Contents

DIALECTIC AND THE STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENT
xvii
2 PRESUMPTION AND BURDEN OF PROOF
xviii
3 DO THERE HAVE TO BE OBJECTIVE STANDARDS FOR ASSESSING ARGUMENTS?
xx
4 CONCLUSION
4
GENERALIZING THE NOTION OF ARGUMENT
6
1 DOXASTIC ATTITUDES OTHER THAN BELIEF
7
2 PROPOSITIONAL ATTITUDES OTHER THAN DOXASTIC ATTITUDES
11
3 NONPROPOSITIONAL OBJECT OF CONSCIOUS ATTITUDES
13
3 IS THE UNDERSTANDING OF A DOMAIN SUSCEPTIBLE OF PROPOSITIONAL OR SENTENTIAL REPRESENTATION?
71
4 UNDERSTANDING COHERENCE AND RATIONALITY
74
LOGICAL FORM AND THE LINK BETWEEN PREMISSES AND CONCLUSION
77
2 SEMANTIC ENTAILMENTS
81
3 INDUCTIVE INFERENCES AND GOODMANS PARADOX
85
4 THE EFFECT OF PRAGMATIC CONSIDERATIONS ON THE VALIDITY OF INDUCTIVE GENERALIZATION
91
5 CONCLUSION
92
ARGUMENT SCHEMES AND THE EVALUATION OF PRESUMPTIVE REASONING
94

FURTHER QUESTIONS
15
LOGIC EPISTEMOLOGY AND ARGUMENT APPRAISAL
17
2 APPRAISING PREMISES
19
3 SUITABILITY OF INFERENTIAL LINK
22
4 CONCLUSION
27
THE RELATION OF ARGUMENT TO INFERENCE
28
2 INFERENCE
35
3 LOGICAL PRAGMATICS ARGUMENTATION THEORY AND THE EVALUATION OF INFERENCE
39
INCONSISTENCY RATIONALITY AND RELATIVISM
42
2 HOW SERIOUS A FAULT IS INCONSISTENCY?
45
3 WHEN IS IT REASONABLE TO TOLERATE INCONSISTENCY?
47
4 WHAT ABOUT RELATIVISM
50
POST HOC ERGO PROPTER HOC
52
LOGIC COHERENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY
60
LOGIC COHERENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY REVISITED
69
2 UNDERSTANDING A DOMAIN AS NECESSARY BACKGROUND OF ANY REASONING
70
2 ARE THERE NORMATIVE ARGUMENT SCHEMES?
96
PRESUMPTION AND ARGUMENT SCHEMES
101
2 ARGUMENT SCHEMES
104
3 DO ARGUMENT SCHEMES HAVE NORMATIVE FORCE?
105
4 WHAT IS THE POINT OF IDENTIFYING ARGUMENT SCHEMES?
107
COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND THE FUTURE OF RATIONAL CRITICISM
109
2 WHAT IF THE ELIMINATIVISTS ARE RIGHT?
113
LOGIC DIALECTIC AND THE PRACTICE OF RATIONAL CRITICISM
122
2 THE NATURE OF THE UNDERTAKING TO WHICH THESE PAPERS ARE DEVOTED
124
3 REVISITING DIALECTIC AND THE STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENT THE ROLE OF DIALECTIC
126
4 REVISITING DIALECTIC AND THE STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENT RELATIVISM
130
5 CONCLUSION
136
REFERENCES
137
INDEX
141
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