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  1. Roland J. Teske, Richard C. Taylor, David Twetten & Michael J. Wreen (eds.) (2011). Tolle Lege: Essays on Augustine and on Medieval Philosophy in Honor of Roland J. Teske, Sj. Marquette University Press.
     
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  2. Michael J. Wreen (2007). A Second Form of Argument From Analogy. Theoria 73 (3):221-239.
    One form of argument from analogy is identified and Stephen Barker's remarks about a second kind of argument from analogy, non-inductive (and non-deductive) argument from analogy, are used as a springboard to identify a second form. That form is then refined, explained, exemplified, and related to the first form. It is argued that there is a spectrum of different forms of argument from analogy, with the two forms identified being end points on the spectrum. Except in terms of form, however, (...)
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  3. Michael J. Wreen (2004). The Standing is Slippery. Philosophy 79 (4):553-572.
    This paper is a critical examination of the so-called slippery slope argument for the conservative position on abortion. The argument was discussed in the philosophic literature some time back, but has since fallen into disfavor. The argument is first exposed and a general objection to it is advanced, then rebutted. Rosalind Hursthouse's more detailed and stronger objection is next aired, but also found less than convincing. In the course of discussing her objection, the correct form of the argument is identified, (...)
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  4. Michael J. Wreen (1998). Lawrence D. Roberts: How Reference Works: Explanatory Models for Indexicals, Descriptions and Opacity. [REVIEW] Pragmatics and Cognition 6 (1):349-357.
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  5. Michael J. Wreen (1997). A Feeling Disputation. Dialogue 36 (04):787-.
    This, the latest volume in The Douglas Walton Encyclopedia of Argumentation—well, it's starting to look like that, anyway—is primarily concerned with four purported fallacies that involve an appeal to emotion: ad populum, ad misericordiam, ad baculum, and ad hominem. In very rough outline, the layout of the book is this. After some preliminary remarks about the four fallacies in the first chapter, and some remarks about the theoretical framework he will be working with in the second, Walton devotes a chapter (...)
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  6. Michael J. Wreen (1997). Absent Thee From Fallacy a While? Philosophy and Rhetoric 30 (4):351 - 366.
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  7. Michael J. Wreen (1996). Most Assur'd of What He is Most Ignorant. Erkenntnis 44 (3):341 - 368.
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  8. Michael J. Wreen (1995). Knockdown Arguments. Informal Logic 17 (3):316-336.
    Two brainless curs, Alan Brinton and Douglas Walton, have recently had the impudence to suggest that several of my views on argumentum ad baculum are mistaken. While hardship and toil await them in this life and eternal damnation in the next, punishment begins with this paper. In it, I clarify my position, defend my views, and critique their arguments. Last, I argue ad baculum against both of them, threatening both with the loss of reputation, employment, and respect unless they repudiate (...)
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  9. Michael J. Wreen (1994). Look, Ma! No Frans! Pragmatics and Cognition 2 (2):285-306.
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  10. Michael J. Wreen (1989). A Bolt of Fear. Philosophy and Rhetoric 22 (2):131 - 140.
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  11. Michael J. Wreen (1989). Jealousy. Noûs 23 (5):635-652.
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  12. Michael J. Wreen (1989). Socrates is Called “Socrates”. Linguistics and Philosophy 12 (3):359 - 371.
  13. Michael J. Wreen (1988). Admit No Force But Argument. Informal Logic 10 (2).
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  14. Michael J. Wreen (1988). May the Force Be with You. Argumentation 2 (4):425-440.
    This paper is a critical assessment of argumentum ad baculum, or appeal to force. Its principal contention is that, contrary to common opinion, there is no general fallacy of ad baculum. Most real-life ad baculums are, in fact, fairly strong. A basic logical form for reconstructed ad baculums is proposed, and a number of heterodoxical conclusions are also advanced and argued for. They include that ad baculum is not necessarily a prudential argument, that ad baculum need not involve force, violence, (...)
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  15. Michael J. Wreen (1987). The Definition of Death. Public Affairs Quarterly 1 (4):87-99.
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  16. Michael J. Wreen (1987). Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus. Informal Logic 9 (1):31-39.
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  17. Michael J. Wreen (1986). Passing the Bottle. Philosophia 15 (4):427-444.
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  18. Michael J. Wreen (1986). The Power of Potentiality. Theoria 52 (1-2):16-40.
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  19. Michael J. Wreen (1986). What's Really Wrong with Adultery. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 3 (2):45-49.
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