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Groundwork in the Theory of Argumentation

Selected Papers of J. Anthony Blair

  • Brings together central texts of a major and influential theorist

  • Tracks major issues and debates in argumentation theory over the last 30 years

  • Presents the core ideas of a major theorist J. Anthony Blair

Part of the book series: Argumentation Library (ARGA, volume 21)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Critical Thinking

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-2
    2. Is There an Obligation to Reason Well?

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 3-12
    3. What Is Bias?

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 23-32
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 33-34
  4. Informal Logic

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-37
    2. Premissary Relevance

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 61-73
    3. Premise Adequacy

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 75-86
    4. Relevance, Acceptability and Sufficiency Today

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 87-100
    5. The “Logic” of Informal Logic

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 101-117
    6. Informal Logic and Logic

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 119-132
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 133-134
  6. Argumentation Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-136
    2. A Theory of Normative Reasoning Schemes

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 147-169
    3. Towards a Philosophy of Argument

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 171-183
    4. Argument and Its Uses

      • J. Anthony Blair
      Pages 185-195

About this book

J. Anthony Blair is a prominent international figure in argumentation studies. He is among the originators of informal logic, an author of textbooks on the informal logic approach to argument analysis and evaluation and on critical thinking, and a founder and editor of the journal Informal Logic. Blair is widely recognized among the leaders in the field for contributing formative ideas to the argumentation literature of the last few decades. This selection of key works provides insights into the history of the field of argumentation theory and various related disciplines. It illuminates the central debates and presents core ideas in four main areas: Critical Thinking, Informal Logic, Argument Theory and Logic, Dialectic and Rhetoric.

Keywords

  • Argument Management
  • Argument Theory Integration
  • Argumentation
  • Argumentation Studies
  • Critical Discussion Model
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking and Social Studies
  • Informal Logic
  • Informal Logic and Logic
  • International Society for the Study of Argumentation
  • Issues in Logic and Communication
  • J. Anthony Blair
  • Justice and Argumentation
  • Limits of the Dialogue Model and Argument
  • Obligation to Reason Well
  • Philosophy of Arguments
  • Pragma-Dialectics
  • Premiss Adequacy
  • Premissary Relevance
  • Presumptive Reasoning
  • Relevance, Accceptability and Sufficiency
  • Rhetoric and Argumentation
  • Rhetoric of Visual Arguments
  • Walton's Argument Schemes
  • What is Bias

Authors, Editors and Affiliations

  • Windsor, Canada

    Christopher W. Tindale

  • , Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argume, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada

    J. Anthony Blair

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Groundwork in the Theory of Argumentation

  • Book Subtitle: Selected Papers of J. Anthony Blair

  • Authors: J. Anthony Blair

  • Editors: Christopher W. Tindale

  • Series Title: Argumentation Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2363-4

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-2362-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-007-3824-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-2363-4

  • Series ISSN: 1566-7650

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-1907

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 358

  • Topics: Logic, Comparative Linguistics, Literacy

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-2363-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)