The Logic of Real Arguments (2nd ed.)

by Alec Fisher

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  • 9780521652414
  • 9781107109063
  • 9781107085145
This new and expanded edition of The Logic of Real Arguments 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. It shows students how to use the question 'What argument or evidence would justify me in believing P?', and also how to deal with suppositional arguments beginning with the phrase 'Suppose that X were the case.' It aims to help students to think critically about the kind of sustained, theoretical arguments which they commonly encounter in the course of their studies, including arguments about the natural world, about society, about policy, and about philosophy. It will be valuable for students and their teachers in a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, law and the social sciences.

  • Cambridge University Press; September 2004
  • ISBN: 9781107109063
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Logic of Real Arguments
  • Author: Alec Fisher
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521652414
  • 9781107109063
  • 9781107085145

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"As an introduction to logic which prepares students to use the discipline in future studies, Real Arguments has no serious competitors." Informal Logic