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Title: Arguments about Arguments
Subtitle: Systematic, Critical and Historical Essays in Logical Theory
Written By: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521853273
Description:

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
Lavoisier.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521853273
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 478
Prices: U.S. $ 75.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521618533
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 478
Prices: U.S. $ 31.99