The Uses of Argument
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By (author) Stephen E. Toulmin
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Uses of Argument by Stephen E. Toulmin
Book DescriptionA central theme throughout the impressive series of philosophical books and articles Stephen Toulmin has published since 1948 is the way in which assertions and opinions concerning all sorts of topics, brought up in everyday life or in academic research, can be rationally justified. Is there one universal system of norms, by which all sorts of arguments in all sorts of fields must be judged, or must each sort of argument be judged according to its own norms? In The Uses of Argument (1958) Toulmin sets out his views on these questions for the first time. In spite of initial criticisms from logicians and fellow philosophers, The Uses of Argument has been an enduring source of inspiration and discussion to students of argumentation from all kinds of disciplinary background for more than forty years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521534833
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen E. Toulmin
Uses of Argument, Hardback (July 2003)
This book has been an enduring source of inspiration and discussion for more than forty years.
Fabric of the Heavens, Paperback (January 2000)
One of three companion volumes that form an introduction to the central ideas of the modern natural sciences, this book is a source for those who have no technical knowledge of the subject of astronomy and dynamics.
Cosmopolis, Paperback (September 1992)
In the 17th century, the vision of Cosmopolis arose - a rationally ordered society. This vision perpetuated the delusion that human nature and society could be fitted into precise and manageable rational categories. This text confronts that agenda - its illusions and its consequences.
Discovery of Time, Paperback (May 1982)» View all books by Stephen E. Toulmin
One of three companion volumes that form an introduction to the central ideas of the modern natural sciences, this book is a source for those who have no technical knowledge in the subject of time.
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