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Manifest Rationality : A Pragmatic Theory of Argument - Ralph H. Johnson

Manifest Rationality

A Pragmatic Theory of Argument

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Published: 12th April 2000
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This book works through some of the theoretical issues that have been accumulating in informal logic over the past 20 years. At the same time, it defines a core position in the theory of argument in which those issues can be further explored. The underlying concern that motivates this work is the health of practice of argumentation as an important cultural artifact. A further concern is for logic as a discipline. Argumentative and dialectical in nature, this book presupposes some awareness of the theory of argument in recent history, and some familiarity with the positions that have been advanced. It will be of interest to academics, researchers, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the disciplines of logic, rhetoric, linguistics, speech communication, English composition, and psychology.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The Historical Contextp. 9
Context: Argumentation as a Cultural Practicep. 11
Context: The Study of Argumentationp. 28
Paradigm Abandoned: Critique of Deductivismp. 57
Lessons From the Pastp. 91
A Pragmatic Theory Of Argumentp. 109
Informal Logic: An Alternative Theory of Argumentp. 111
Argument as Manifest Rationality: A Pragmatic Conceptionp. 143
What Makes a Good Argument? Toward a Theory of Evaluationp. 180
Principles of Criticismp. 217
Matters Dialecticalp. 249
Criticisms, Objections, and Repliesp. 251
Alternative Theories of Argumentp. 290
Outstanding Issues and the Research Agendap. 326
Retrospect and Prospectp. 354
Referencesp. 371
Author Indexp. 381
Subject Indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9780805821741
ISBN-10: 0805821740
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 12th April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.49  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1