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Argumentation

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 365–379 | Cite as

Walton's Argumentation Schemes for Presumptive Reasoning: A Critique and Development

  • J. Anthony Blair
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Abstract

The aim of the paper is to advance the theory of argument or inference schemes by suggesting answers to questions raised by Walton's Argumentation Schemes for Presumptive Reasoning (1996), specifically on: the relation between argument and reasoning; distinguishing deductive from presumptive schemes, the origin of schemes and the probative force of their use; and the motivation and justification for their associated critical questions.

argument schemes critical questions presumptive argument presumptive reasoning probative force reasoning and argument Walton 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Anthony Blair
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  1. 1.Department of History, Philosophy & Political ScienceUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

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