Argumentation Library

On Reasoning and Argument

Essays in Informal Logic and on Critical Thinking

Authors: Hitchcock, David

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  • Brings together four decades of work by this well-respected author in argumentation studies
  • Includes many papers that are not readily available or have not been widely published
  • A "must read" for students of argumentation in Communication or Philosophy graduate programmes
  • Facilitates the assessment of Hitchcock’s body of work as a whole
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This book brings together in one place David Hitchcock’s most significant published articles on reasoning and argument. In seven new chapters he updates his thinking in the light of subsequent scholarship. Collectively, the papers articulate a distinctive position in the philosophy of argumentation.
Among other things, the author:• develops an account of “material consequence” that permits evaluation of inferences without problematic postulation of unstated premises.• updates his recursive definition of argument that accommodates chaining and embedding of arguments and allows any type of illocutionary act to be a conclusion. • advances a general theory of relevance.• provides comprehensive frameworks for evaluating inferences in reasoning by analogy, means-end reasoning, and appeals to considerations or criteria.• argues that none of the forms of arguing ad hominem is a fallacy.• describes proven methods of teaching critical thinking effectively.

About the authors

David Hitchcock, professor emeritus of philosophy at McMaster University, is the founding president of the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking, author of Critical Thinking (Methuen, 1983), co-author of Evidence-Based Practice: Logic and Critical Thinking in Medicine (AMA Press, 2005), and co-editor of Arguing on the Toulmin Model (Springer, 2006).

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Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Reasoning and Argument
Book Subtitle
Essays in Informal Logic and on Critical Thinking
Authors
Series Title
Argumentation Library
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53562-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53562-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53561-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85184-6
Series ISSN
1566-7650
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 553
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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