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LINGUIST List 17.1227

Sun Apr 23 2006

Books: Cognitive Science: Finocchiaro

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Arguments about Arguments: Finocchiaro

Message 1: Arguments about Arguments: Finocchiaro
Date: 23-Apr-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Arguments about Arguments: Finocchiaro

Title: Arguments about Arguments
Subtitle: Systematic, Critical and Historical Essays in Logical Theory
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521853273

Author: Maurice A. Finocchiaro, University of Nevada
Hardback: ISBN: 0521853273 Pages: 478 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521618533 Pages: 478 Price: U.S. $ 31.99

Following an approach that is empirical but not psychological, and
dialectical but not dialogical, Maurice Finocchiaro defines concepts such
as reasoning, argument, argument analysis, critical reasoning,
methodological reflection, judgment, critical thinking, and informal
logic. Including extended critiques of the views of many contemporary
scholars, he also integrates into the discussion Arnauld's Port-Royal
Logic, Gramsci's theory of intellectuals, and case studies from the
history of science, particularly the work of Galileo, Newton, Huygens, and

Part I.
Theorizing about Reasoning and Argument:
1. Informal logic and the theory of reasoning;
2. An historical approach to the study of argumentation;
3. Methodological problems in empirical logic;
4. Two empirical approaches to the study of reasoning;
5. Critical thinking, critical reasoning, and methodological reflection:
Part II.
Fallacies and Asymmetries:
6. Fallacies and the evaluation of reasoning;
7. Six types of fallaciousness;
8. Asymmetries in argumentation and evaluation;
9. The positive versus the negative evaluation of arguments;
Part III.
10. Siegel on critical thinking;
11. Introduction and intuition in the normative study of reasoning;
12. Logic, politics, and Gramsci;
13. The dialectical approach to interpretation and evaluation;
14. The Port-royal logic's theory of argument;
15. A critique of the dialectical approach;
16. Valid Ad Hominem arguments in philosophy;
17 Dialectics, evaluation, and argument;
Part IV.
Historical Analyses:
18. The concept of Ad Hominen argument in Galileo and Locke;
19. Newton's third rule of philosophizing;
20. Logic and rhetoric in Lavoisier's sealed note;
21. The concept of judgment and Huygens' theory of gravity;
22. Empiricism, judgment, and argument;
23. Criticism, reasoning, and judgment in science.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng )

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