Walton's Argumentation Schemes for Presumptive Reasoning: A Critique and Development [Book Review]

Argumentation 15 (4):365-379 (2001)
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The aim of the paper is to advance the theory of argument or inference schemes by suggesting answers to questions raised by Walton's Argumentation Schemes for Presumptive Reasoning (1996), specifically on: the relation between argument and reasoning; distinguishing deductive from presumptive schemes, the origin of schemes and the probative force of their use; and the motivation and justification for their associated critical questions.

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