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  1. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (forthcoming). Defending Copernicus and Galileo: Critical Reasoning and the Ship Experiment Argument. Review of Metaphysics.
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  2. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (forthcoming). Methodological Problems in Empirical Logic. Communication and Cognition.
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  3. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2014). John Woods: Errors of Reasoning: Naturalizing the Logic of Inference (Studies in Logic, Vol. 45). Argumentation 28 (2):231-239.
    1As an editor of this journal, John Woods and his distinguished contributions to logic, reasoning, and argumentation need little introduction. However, this book is partly a fruit of his relatively recent collaboration with Dov Gabbay, which deserves some elaboration. They have co-edited some monumental reference collections, e.g.: Handbook of the Logic of Argument and Inference: The Turn toward the Practical and Logic: A History of Its Central Concepts. And they are co-authoring an ambitious multi-volume work collectively entitled A Practical Logic (...)
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  4. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2013). Debts, Oligarchies, and Holisms: Deconstructing the Fallacy of Composition. Informal Logic 33 (2):143-174.
    This is a critical appreciation of Govier’s 2006 ISSA keynote address on the fallacy of composition, and of economists’ writings on this fallacy in economics. I argue that the “fallacy of composition” is a problematical concept, because it does not denote a distinctive kind of argument but rather a plurality, and does not constitute a distinctive kind of error, but rather reduces to oversimplification in arguing from micro to macro. Finally, I propose further testing of this claim based on examples (...)
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  5. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2013). The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue. Routledge.
    The publication in 1632 of Galileo’s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican marked a crucial moment in the ‘scientific revolution’ and helped Galileo become the ‘father of modern science’. The Dialogue contains Galileo’s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus’s hypothesis of the earth’s motion. However, the book also led Galileo to stand trial with the Inquisition, in what became known as ‘the greatest scandal in Christendom’. In The Routledge Guidebook (...)
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  6. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2011). Galilean Argumentation and the Inauthenticity of the Cigoli Letter on Painting Vs. Sculpture. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (4):492-508.
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  7. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2010). Defending Copernicus and Galileo. Review of Metaphysics 64 (1):75-103.
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  8. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2009). Eugene Garver, For the Sake of Argument: Practical Reasoning, Character, and the Ethics of Belief. [REVIEW] Argumentation 23 (1):109-114.
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  9. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2009). Galileo's Inquisition Trial Revisited. Early Science and Medicine 14 (4):576-578.
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  10. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2007). Arguments, Meta-Arguments, and Metadialogues: A Reconstruction of Krabbe, Govier, and Woods. [REVIEW] Argumentation 21 (3):253-268.
    Krabbe (2003, in F.H. van Eemeren, J.A. Blair, C.A. Willard and A.F. Snoeck Henkemans (eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation, Sic Sat, Amsterdam, pp. 641–644) defined a metadialogue as a dialogue about one or more dialogues, and a ground-level dialogue as a dialogue that is not a metadialogue. Similarly, I define a meta-argument as an argument about one or more arguments, and a ground-level argument as one which is not a meta-argument. (...)
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  11. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2007). Famous Meta-Arguments: Part I. Mill and the Tripartite Nature of Argumentation. In Christopher W. Tindale Hans V. Hansen (ed.), Dissensus and the Search for Common Ground. Ossa.
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  12. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2005). Arguments About Arguments: Systematic, Critical, and Historical Essays in Logical Theory. Cambridge University Press.
    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.
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  13. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2005). Gramsci, the First World War, and the Problem of Politics Vs Religion Vs Economics in War. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (4):407-419.
    Abstract This essay examines Gramsci?s writings about the First World War, primarily his immediate reflections in 1914?1918, but also relevant prison notes (1926?1937). The most striking feature of his attitude during the war years is ?Germanophilia?, a label I adapt from Croce, whose writings on the Great War also exhibited this attitude. A key common motivation was that political conflicts should not be turned into religious ones in which one portrays the enemy as an evil to be annihilated. But they (...)
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  14. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2005). Juicio a la Historia. El Affair Paschini (1941-1979). Polis 12.
    (*) Este es el capítulo 16 de su obra monumental titulada Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992, publicado en el 2005 por la University of California Press, Berkeley. Este libro es un examen del affair Galileo desde el momento de la condena del científico toscano por la Inquisición en 1633, hasta su supuesta rehabilitación por el Papa Juan Pablo II en 1992. Su enfoque es en temas tales como: si acaso la condena fue justa, y si probaría la incompatibilidad entre ciencia y religión; (...)
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  15. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2004). Dialectics, Evaluation, and Argument. Informal Logic 23 (1).
    A critical examination of the dialectical approach, focusing on a comparison ofthe illative and the dialectical definitions of argument. I distinguish a moderate, a strong and a hyper dialectical conception of argument. I critique Goldman's argument for the moderate conception and Johnson's argument for the strong conception, and argue that the moderate conception is correct.
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  16. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2003). Physical-Mathematical Reasoning: Galileo on the Extruding Power of Terrestrial Rotation. Synthese 134 (1-2):217 - 244.
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  17. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2002). Drake on Galileo. Annals of Science 59 (1):83-88.
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  18. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2002). Elementary Logic From an Advanced Standpoint. Informal Logic 22 (2).
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  19. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2002). Galileo as a 'Bad Theologian': A Formative Myth About Galileo's Trial. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (4):753-791.
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  20. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2001). Valid Ad Hominem Arguments in Philosophy: Johnstone's Metaphilosophical Informal Logic. Informal Logic 21 (1).
    This is a critical examination of Johnstone's thesis that all valid philosophical arguments are ad hominem. I clarify his notions of valid, philosophical, and ad hominem. I illustrate the thesis with his refutation ofthe claim that only ordinary language is correct. r discuss his three supporting arguments (historical, theoretical, and intermediate). And r criticize the thesis with the objections that if an ad hominem argument is valid, it is really ad rem; that it's unclear how his own theoretical argument can (...)
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  21. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2001). Book Review:Dialogo Sopra I Due Massimi Sistemi, Tolemaico E Copernicano Galileo Galilei, Ottavio Besomi, Mario Helbing; The Cambridge Companion to Galileo Peter Machamer. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 68 (4):578-.
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  22. Don Bialostosky, Barbara Biesecker, Walter Brogan, Thomas Farrell, Maurice Finocchiaro, William W. Fortenbaugh, Eugene Garver, Gerard A. Hauser, Drew Hyland & Michael McDonald (2000). The Editors Extend Their Sincere Appreciation to the Following Persons Who Served as Invited Reviewers Between May 1999 and April 2000. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Rhetoric 33 (4).
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  23. M. A. Finocchiaro (1999). Gramsci, Antonio. In Robert Audi (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
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  24. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1999). On Knowing. International Studies in Philosophy 31 (4):117-118.
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  25. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1999). The Galileo Affair From John Milton to John Paul II: Problems and Prospects. Science and Education 8 (2):189-209.
  26. M. A. Finocchiaro (1998). Democracy, Philosophy, and Gramsci. Philosophical Forum 29 (3-4):119-137.
     
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  27. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1998). Alan Irwin and Brian Wynne, Eds., Misunderstanding Science? The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 18 (1):37-40.
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  28. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1998). Charles Alan Taylor, Defining Science: A Rhetoric of Demarcation Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 18 (1):37-40.
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  29. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1997). Ronald H. Carpenter, History as Rhetoric: Style, Narrative, and Persuation. [REVIEW] Argumentation 11 (2):263-266.
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  30. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1997). The Port-Royal Logic's Theory of Argument. Argumentation 11 (4):393-410.
    This is a critical examination of Antoine Arnauld's Logic or the Art of Thinking (1662), commonly known as the Port-Royal Logic. Rather than reading this work from the viewpoint of post-Fregean formal logic or the viewpoint of seventeenth-century intellectual history, I approach it with the aim of exploring its relationship to that contemporary field which may be labeled informal logic and/or argumentation theory. It turns out that the Port-Royal Logic is a precursor of this current field, or conversely, that this (...)
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  31. M. Finocchiaro (1996). Review: Job Kozhamthadam, S. J. The Discovery of Kepler's Laws: The Interaction of Science, Philosophy, and Religion. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (2):325-327.
  32. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1996). Critical Thinking, Critical Reasoning, and Methodological Reflection. Inquiry 15 (4):66-79.
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  33. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1996). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (2):325-327.
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  34. Job Kozhamthadam & Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1996). The Discovery of Kepler's Laws: The Interaction of Science, Philosophy, and Religion. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (2):325-327.
     
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  35. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1994). Methodological Judgment and Critical Reasoning in Galileo's Dialogue. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:248 - 257.
    Galileo's Dialogue (1632) can be read from the viewpoints of methodological judgment and critical reasoning; methodological judgment means the avoidance of onesidedness and extremes; and critical reasoning means reasoning aimed at the analysis and evaluation of arguments. Classic sources for these readings are Thomas Salusbury (1661) and the Port-Royal logicians (1662). This focus does not deny the book's scientific, historical, rhetorical, and aesthetic dimensions; it is critical of excessively rhetorical readings; and it suggests solutions to the problems of hermeneutical pluralism, (...)
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  36. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1994). Two Empirical Approaches to the Study of Reasoning. Informal Logic 16 (1).
    David N. Perkins has studied everyday reasoning by an experimental-critical approach involving taped interviews during which subjects reflect on controversial issues and articulate their reasoning on both sides. The present author has studied scientific reasoning in natural language by an historical-textual approach involving the reconstruction and evaluation of the arguments in Galileo's Two Chief World Systems. They have, independently, reached the strikingly similar substantive conclusion that the most common flaw of informal reasoning is the failure to consider lines of argument (...)
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  37. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1993). A Landmark in Critical Thinking. Inquiry 12 (3-4):1-1.
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  38. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1993). Finocchiaro, From Page One. Inquiry 12 (3-4):33-38.
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  39. M. A. Finocchiaro (1992). Book Reviews : Tibor R. Machan, The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy: A Philosophical Argument. Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY, 1988. Pp. Iii, 140. $39.95 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (3):385-388.
  40. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1992). To Save the Phenomena: Duhem on Galileo. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 46 (182):291-310.
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  41. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1991). Maurice A. Finocchiaro and Geoffrey Hunt. History of the Human Sciences 4 (1):161.
     
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  42. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1991). The Hermeneutics of Negative Evaluation, or a Hunt for the Red October. History of the Human Sciences 4 (1):161-167.
    One of the ideas elaborated in my recent book is what I called the hermeneutical\nprinciple of the asymmetry between negative and positive evaluation: ’this\nprescribes that the textual evidence needed to justify a negative, unfavourable\nevaluation must be of a high quality, strength, and rigor, whereas for a positive\nevaluation less exacting standards are sufficient’ (Finocchiaro, 1988: 247). There,\nI applied this principle to several cases, relating in one way or another to\nGramsci: some were his critiques of other authors, some were my own critiques\nof (...)
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  43. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1990). Critical Thinking and Thinking Critically: Response to Siegel. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (4):462-466.
  44. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1990). The Birth of History and Philosophy of Science: Kepler's "A Defence of Tycho Against Ursus" with Essays on Its Provenance and Significance (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 28 (4):614-615.
  45. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1990). Varieties of Rhetoric in Science. History of the Human Sciences 3 (2):177-193.
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  46. M. A. Finocchiaro (1989). Croce, Gramsci and Marxism. Telos 1989 (81):189-192.
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  47. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1989). Fetishism, Argument, and Judgment Incapital. Studies in East European Thought 38 (3):237-244.
  48. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1989). Siegel on Critical Thinking. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (4):483-492.
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  49. M. A. Finocchiaro (1988). Book Reviews : Reason and the Search for Knowledge: Investigations in the Philosophy of Science. By Dudley Shapere. Dordrecht/Boston/London: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1984. Pp. Xlv + 438. $59.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (1):135-137.
  50. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1988). Gramsci and the History of Dialectical Thought. Cambridge University Press.
    This is an interpretative and evaluative study of the thought of Antonio Gramsci, the founding father of the Italian Communist Party who died in 1937 after ten years of imprisonment in Fascist jails. It proceeds by a rigorous textual analysis of his Prison Notebooks, the scattered notes he wrote during his incarceration. Professor Finocchiaro explores the nature of Gramsci's dialectical thinking, in order to show in what ways Gramsci was and was not a Marxist, as well as to illustrate correspondences (...)
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