The Logic of Real Arguments

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The Logic of Real Arguments

By Alec Fisher

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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.

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

The Logic of Real Arguments
2nd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 9/23/04
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1107085144
ISBN 13: 9781107085145
Print ISBN: 9780521652414

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