Informal Logic: An Overview

Informal Logic 20 (2) (2000)

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John Anthony Blair
University of Windsor
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In this overview article, we first explain what we take informal logic to be, discussing misconceptions and distinguishing our conception of it from competing ones; second, we briefly catalogue recent informal logic research, under 14 headings; third, we suggest four broad areas of problems and questions for future research; fourth, we describe current scholarly resources for informal logic; fifth, we discuss three implications of informal logic for philosophy in particular, and take note ofpractical consequences of a more general sort
Keywords informal logic, argument, argumentation theory, fallacy, fallacy theory, dialectics, rhetoric, deductivism, formalism, formal logic, argument schemes, argument analysis and evaluation, informal logic resources
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