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  1. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1990). Varieties of Rhetoric in Science. History of the Human Sciences 3 (2):177-193.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1981). Current Periodical Articles. American Philosophical Quarterly 18 (1).
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    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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    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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    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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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1999). On Knowing. International Studies in Philosophy 31 (4):117-118.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1979). Galileo's Early Notebooks: The Physical Questions. Journal of the History of Philosophy 17 (3):340-341.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2010). Defending Copernicus and Galileo. Review of Metaphysics 64 (1):75-103.
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    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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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1984). Guida Alla Letteratura Su Wittgenstein. Review of Metaphysics 38 (2):388-390.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2015). The Fallacy of Composition: Guiding Concepts, Historical Cases, and Research Problems. Journal of Applied Logic 13 (2):24-43.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1977). The Uses of History in the Interpretation of Science. Review of Metaphysics 31 (1):93 - 107.
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    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.
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    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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    Maurice Finocchiaro (1979). Science and Praxis in Gramsci's Critique of Bukharin. Philosophy and Social Criticism 6 (1):26-56.
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  16. Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Commentary On: Andrew Aberdein's "Fallacy and Argumentational Vice".
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1979). History of Science as Explanation. Erkenntnis 14 (1):93-102.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1977). Fallacies. Journal of the History of Philosophy 15 (3):364-364.
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    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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    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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    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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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2010). Defending Copernicus and Galileo: Critical Reasoning and the Ship Experiment Argument. Review of Metaphysics 64 (1):75-103.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1981). Newton on Matter and Activity. Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (4):507-510.
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    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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  25. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1982). Galileo and the Art of Reasoning: Rhetorical Foundations of Logic and Scientific Method. Philosophy and Rhetoric 15 (2):134-135.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1987). Six Types of Fallaciousness: Toward a Realistic Theory of Logical Criticism. [REVIEW] Argumentation 1 (3):263-282.
    I begin by formulating the problem of the nature of fallacy in terms of the logic of the negative evaluation of argument, that is, in terms of a theory of logical criticism; here I discuss several features of my approach and several advantages vis-à-vis other approaches; a main feature of my approach is the concern to avoid both formalist and empiricist excesses. I then define six types of fallaciousness, labeled formal, explanatory, presuppositional, positive, semantical, and persuasive; they all involve arguments (...)
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1996). Critical Thinking, Critical Reasoning, and Methodological Reflection. Inquiry 15 (4):66-79.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1988). The Dialogue of Reason. Review of Metaphysics 41 (3):608-610.
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    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.
    For 150 years after Galileo’s condemnation in 1633, there were many references to the trial, but no sustained, heated or polarized discussions. Then came the thesis that Galileo was condemned not for being a good astronomer but for being a bad theologian ; it began in 1784–1785 with an apology of the Inquisition by Mallet du Pan in the Mercure de France and the printing in Tiraboschi’s Storia della letteratura italiana of an apocryphal letter attributed to Galileo but forged by (...)
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2009). Galileo's Inquisition Trial Revisited. Early Science and Medicine 14 (4):576-578.
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    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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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1981). Fallacies and the Evaluation of Reasoning. American Philosophical Quarterly 18 (1):13 - 22.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1975). Il pensiero filosofico e scientifico di Antoine Arnauld. Journal of the History of Philosophy 13 (4):529-529.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1989). Fetishism, Argument, and Judgment inCapital. Studies in Soviet Thought 38 (3):237-244.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1984). Gramsci: An Alternative Communism? Studies in Soviet Thought 27 (2):123-146.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1987). Selections From Cultural Writings. Review of Metaphysics 40 (4):770-772.
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  37. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (2005). Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1997). Ronald H. Carpenter, History as Rhetoric: Style, Narrative, and Persuation. [REVIEW] Argumentation 11 (2):263-266.
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    M. A. Finocchiaro (1982). Revolutionary Humanism and Historicism in Modern Italy. Télos 1982 (51):234-236.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1975). Cause, Explanation, and Understanding in Science: Galileo's Case. Review of Metaphysics 29 (1):117 - 128.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1985). Wallace on Galileo's Sources. Review of Metaphysics 39 (2):335 - 344.
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    James G. Colbert, Irving H. Anellis, George Schedler, K. M. Jensen, Maurice A. Finocchiaro & Philip Moran (1982). Reviews. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 24 (1):265-267.
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    MauriceA Finocchiaro (1988). Dialectic and Argument in Philosophy: A Case Study of Hegel's Phenomenological Preface. [REVIEW] Argumentation 2 (2):175-190.
    This article examines two problems: the role of argument in philosophy, vis-àÏs other philosophical activities; and the nature of argument in philosophy, vis-à-vis argument in other fields. The examination proceeds by reference to the notion of dialectic, which is regarded by some as offering an alternative to argument, and by reference to Hegel's Preface to the Phenomenology of Spirit, which explicitly discusses these very issues. The latter is reconstructed as the argument that philosophy is dialectical in part because it is (...)
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    Tom Rockmore, John D. Windhausen, Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Irving H. Anellis & Heinrich Bortis (1987). Reviews. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 33 (4):265-267.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1984). Poetry and Literature. Review of Metaphysics 38 (2):383-384.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1980). Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice in Bukharin's Sociology. Studies in East European Thought 21 (2):141-174.
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    MauriceA Finocchiaro (1988). Empiricism, Judgment, and Argument; Toward an Informal Logic of Science. Argumentation 2 (3):313-335.
    In an attempt to explore the role of argumentation in scientific inquiry, I explore the conception of argument that appears fruitful in the light of the recent trends in the philosophy of science, away from logical empiricism, and toward a greater emphasis on change, disagreement, and history. I begin by contrasting typical instances philosopers’ theories of both empiricism and apriorism, with typical instances of scientists’ uses of these two attitudes, suggesting that such practice shows a judiciousness lacking in epistemological theory. (...)
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  48. Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1992). To Save the Phenomena: Duhem on Galileo. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 46 (182):291-310.
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    Maurice A. Finocchiaro (1993). Finocchiaro, From Page One. Inquiry 12 (3-4):33-38.
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    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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