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Acts of Arguing
Acts of Arguing (November 1999)
A Rhetorical Model of Argument
Christopher W. Tindale - Author

Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.

The revival of argumentation theory in the past few decades has focused on its logical and dialectical dimensions, with less attention paid to rhetorical features. This book explores and then redresses this imbalance. Tindale examines important logical and dialectical innovations in recent argumentation theory and shows that they depend impl...(Read More)
 
 
One-Sided Arguments
One-Sided Arguments (August 1999)
A Dialectical Analysis of Bias
Douglas Walton - Author

A practical manual for evaluating bias that will be useful to anyone who has to deal with arguments, whether in academic reading or writing, or in everyday conversation.

"Walton tends to write books that need to be written, and in many cases he leads the field by being the first to draw attention to a topic that has been inadequately treated or not appreciated for its importance. In this book, he reads beyond the superfi...(Read More)
 
 
Appeal to Pity
Appeal to Pity (May 1997)
Argumentum ad Misericordiam
Douglas Walton - Author

A useful contribution to theories of argumentation and public address criticism, this book uses a pragmatic approach to understanding conversation as a way of elucidating the use of appeals to pity and sympathy.

Appeal to pity has frequently been exploited with amazing success as a deceptive tactic of argumentation, so much so that it has traditionally been treated as a fallacy. Using a case study method, the author examines examples o...(Read More)
 
 
Reconceiving Experience
Reconceiving Experience (September 1996)
A Solution to a Problem Inherited from Descartes
John T. Kearns - Author

Presents a new framework for understanding language, thought, and experience, and for carrying out research.

"Most impressive is the author's skill in creating an original theory of experience, language, thought, and action. The theory is comprehensive, detailed, well-articulated, and well-motivated; its relevance to both traditional and recently-discovered philosophical problems is evident; and the author makes illumin...(Read More)
 
 
Commitment in Dialogue
Commitment in Dialogue (August 1995)
Basic Concepts of Interpersonal Reasoning
Douglas Walton - Author
Erik C. W. Krabbe - Author

Develops a logical analysis of dialogue in which two or more parties attempt to advance their own interests. It includes a classification of the major types of dialogues and a discussion of several important informal fallacies.
This book develops a logical analysis of dialogue in which two or more parties attempt to advance their own interests. It includes a classification of the major types of dialogues and a discussion of several impor...(Read More)
 
 
Rationalized Epistemology
Rationalized Epistemology (November 1991)
Taking Solipsism Seriously
Albert A. Johnstone - Author

This book examines skeptical problems originally raised by Descartes and Hume and currently discussed in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and epistemology. It answers the basic skeptical questions concerning the existence of what is now unperceived, the reality of what is perceived, and the existence of an external world.
Johnstone shows how the recently proposed solutions to these skeptical problems -- pragmatic, cohe...(Read More)
 
 
Essentialism
Essentialism (October 1991)
A Wittgensteinian Critique
Garth L. Hallett - Author

"This book develops Wittgenstein's account of language, and uses it to criticize a number of current philosophers and their writings. Wittgenstein argued that the act of our using a single expression to label a number of different things is no evidence that these things possess a single essence. Hallett identifies a number of current essentialists, and argues that they have simply misunderstood the workings of language. He provides an explanation...(Read More)
 
 
On the Logic of Ordinary Conditionals
On the Logic of Ordinary Conditionals (July 1990)
Robert N. McLaughlin - Author

"The book is clearly written, and exhibits a familiarity with much of the recent, massive literature on the topic. The book is of considerable interest for two reasons. First, the topic of the conditional emerges as problematic in even the most elementary presentation of logic, and second, at the highest levels of philosophy the topic is a substantive problem in the philosophy of logic and metaphysics. This work is extremely useful because of its ...(Read More)
 
 
Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy
Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy (June 1989)
Oswald Hanfling - Author

“Philosophy,” wrote Wittgenstein, “simply puts everything before us, and neither explains nor deduces anything.”

Hanfling takes seriously Wittgenstein’s declaration of what he was doing, emphasizing Wittgenstein’s rejection of theory and explanation in favor of ‘description alone.’ He demonstrates the importance of Wittgenstein’s philosophy to long-standing problems about language, knowledge, the mind, and philosophy itself. The boo...(Read More)

 
 
Convention, Translation, and Understanding
Convention, Translation, and Understanding (July 1988)
Philosophical Problems in the Comparative Study of Culture
Robert Feleppa - Author


"The author addresses a key philosophical problem, discusses it clearly and intelligently, and shows the importance of the problem for certain issues in anthropology. His command of the relevant literature is impressive without overwhelming the reader. The book can be read by both philosophers and anthropologists." -- Kenneth Barber

This book surveys several theoretical controversies in anthropology that revolve around ...(Read More)
 
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