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Argumentation Schemes


  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521897907

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  • This book provides a systematic analysis of many common argumentation schemes and a compendium of 96 schemes. The study of these schemes, or forms of argument that capture stereotypical patterns of human reasoning, is at the core of argumentation research. Surveying all aspects of argumentation schemes from the ground up, the book takes the reader from the elementary exposition in the first chapter to the latest state of the art in the research efforts to formalize and classify the schemes, outlined in the last chapter. It provides a systematic and comprehensive account, with notation suitable for computational applications that increasingly make use of argumentation schemes.

    • Provides an analysis and compendium of 65 common argumentation schemes
    • Clearly written from the ground up for interdisciplinary readers
    • By far the most comprehensive and in-depth treatment of schemes yet in the literature
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521897907
    • length: 436 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 158 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 37 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Basic tools in the state of the art
    2. Schemes for argument from analogy, classification and precedent
    3. Knowledge-related, practical and other schemes
    4. Arguments from generally accepted opinions, commitment and character
    5. Causal argumentation schemes
    6. Schemes and enthymemes
    7. Attack, rebuttal and refutation
    8. The history of schemes
    9. A user's compendium of schemes
    10. Refining the classification of schemes
    11. Formalizing schemes
    12. Schemes in computer systems.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Seminar: Argumentation and Learning
    • Argumentation and Advocacy
    • Informal Logic
    • Logic and Language
    • Logic and Scientific Methods
    • Principles of Information Science
    • The Art of Thinking
    • The Foundations of Logic and Scientific Methods
  • Authors

    Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Ontario
    Douglas Walton is professor of philosophy at the University of Winnipeg. The recipient of numerous fellowships, awards and honors, he is the author of over thirty books, most recently Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation, Media Argumentation, and Witness Testimony Evidence.

    Christopher Reed, University of Dundee
    Chris Reed is senior lecturer and head of research at the School of Computing, University of Dundee. He is the head of the Argumentation Research Group at Dundee, which has been instrumental in the development of the Argument Interchange Format, an international standard for computational work in the area.

    Fabrizio Macagno, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    Fabrizio Macagno is completing his doctorate in linguistics at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

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