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Acceptable Premises

By James B. Freeman

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When, if ever, is one justified in accepting the premises of an argument? What is the proper criterion of premise acceptability? Can the criterion be theoretically or philosophically justified? This is the first book to provide a comprehensive theory of premise acceptability and it answers the questions above from an epistemological approach that the author calls common sense foundationalism. It will be eagerly sought out not just by specialists in informal logic, critical thinking, and argumentation theory but also by a broader range of philosophers and those teaching rhetoric.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> Logic & Critical Reasoning

Acceptable Premises
An Epistemic Approach to an Informal Logic Problem
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 12/20/04
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511081227
ISBN 13: 9780511081224
Print ISBN: 9780521833011

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