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  • 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...

  • Arguing on the Toulmin Modelby David Hitchcock; Bart Verheij

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 269.00

    Summarizing, in The Uses of Argument Toulmin emphasized a number of points that are by now familiar, but still deserve attention: 1. Reasoning and argument involve not only support for points of view, but also attack against them. 2. Reasoning can have qualified conclusions. 3. There are other good types of argument than those of standard formal logic.... more...

  • The Art of Always Being Rightby A.C. Grayling; Arthur Schopenhauer

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 4.36

    Beware who you give this book to.' Financial Times 'I recommend that you keep this delightful essay at your side.' Observer 'Dryly witty essay' Alain de Botton, Sunday Telegraph We all sit through meetings with that one person who seems to be able to persuade everyone. What is their secret? Are they more gifted than we are? Or is it just that they... more...

  • Considering Pragma-Dialecticsby Peter Houtlosser; Agnes van Rees

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Considering Pragma-Dialectics honors the monumental contributions of one of the foremost international figures in current argumentation scholarship: Frans van Eemeren. The volume presents the research efforts of his colleagues and addresses how their work relates to the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation with which van Eemeren?s name is so... 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...

  • Debate Dynamics: How Controversy Improves Our Beliefsby Gregor Betz

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    This highly innovative study deploys multi-agent simulation of controversial debate to explore whether, in fact, critical argumentation is an effective way to overcome disagreement. It synthesizes research in both formal epistemology and argumentation 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...