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  • A Rulebook for Argumentsby Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 8.95

    A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer--translated into eight languages--remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how... more...

  • Viele Denkformen - eine Vernunft?by Hamid R Yousefi; Klaus Fischer

    Traugott Bautz 2010; US$ 28.63

    Wer den Versuch unternimmt zu definieren, was Vernunft ist oder was sie nicht ist, befindet sich gleichsam auf einem unsicheren Boden. Dieses Thema haben sich die Autoren des vorliegenden Bandes zum Gegenstand gemacht. Die kontroversen Beiträge lassen unter anderem auch erkennen, daß es eine universelle Antwort auf diese Frage nicht gibt. Sie zeigen... more...

  • Anatomy of Judgmentby Philip J. Regal

    University of Minnesota Press 1986; US$ 57.00

    The Anatomy of Judgment was first published in 1990. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. "The Anatomy of Judgment is a unique and valuable contribution to the literature of the social and humanistic... more...

  • Apprehensionby Ms Lynn Holt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This book introduces and explores the role of apprehension in reasoning - setting out the problems, determining the vocabulary, fixing the boundaries, and questioning what is often taken for granted. Lynn Holt argues that a robust conception of rationality must include intellectual virtues which cannot be reduced to a set of rules for reasoners, and... more...

  • Arguing Wellby John Shand

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 29.95

    Arguing Well is a lucid introduction to the nature of good reasoning, how to test and construct successful arguments. It assumes no prior knowledge of logic or philosophy. The book includes an introduction to basic symbolic logic. Arguing Well introduces and explains: * The nature and importance of arguments * What to look for in deciding whether arguments... more...

  • The Cunning of Reasonby Martin Hollis

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00

    This book is a philosophers' attempt to bring together ideas put forward by economists, sociologists and political theorists. The author begins by exploring the economist's assumption that action is rational if it helps to achieve the agent's goals as efficiently as possible. The assumption is explored with the aid of rational-choice theory and game-theory,... more...

  • Dissociation in Argumentative Discussionsby Agnes van Rees

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 169.00

    Dissociation is a pervasive argumentative technique used in many public and private realms. This is the first book to offer a systematic theoretical study of dissociation, and it includes numerous examples from various cultures and contexts. more...

  • Erzählungen im Öffentlichenby Markus Arnold; Gert Dressel; Willy Viehöver

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Ob in Medien, in der Wissenschaft, in der Politik oder in der Alltagskommuni­kation ? wir sind stets mit einer Fülle an schriftlichen und mündlichen Erzäh­lungen konfrontiert. Sie schaffen gemeinsame Wirklichkeiten und Identitäten, auf die wir uns als soziale Akteure in unseren Handlungen bewusst oder unbewusst beziehen. Erzählungen im öffentlichen... more...

  • Fundamental Uncertaintyby Professor Silva Marzetti Dall'aste Brandolini; Professor Roberto Scazzieri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 125.00

    This volume addresses the subject of uncertainty from the point of view of an extended conception of rationality. In particular, the contributions explore the premises and implications of plausible reasoning when probabilities are non-measurable or unknown, and when the space of possible events is only partially identified. more...

  • How To Do Things With Logicby C. Grant Luckhardt; William Bechtel; Grant Luckhardt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    In the past 15 years a host of critical thinking books have appeared that teach students to find flaws in the arguments of others by learning to detect a number of informal fallacies. This book is not in that tradition. The authors of this book believe that while students learn to become vicious critics, they still continue to make the very mistakes... more...