The Uses of Argument

Cambridge University Press (1958)

A central theme throughout the impressive series of philosophical books and articles Stephen Toulmin has published since 1948 is the way in which assertions and opinions concerning all sorts of topics, brought up in everyday life or in academic research, can be rationally justified. Is there one universal system of norms, by which all sorts of arguments in all sorts of fields must be judged, or must each sort of argument be judged according to its own norms? In The Uses of Argument Toulmin sets out his views on these questions for the first time. In spite of initial criticisms from logicians and fellow philosophers, The Uses of Argument has been an enduring source of inspiration and discussion to students of argumentation from all kinds of disciplinary background for more than forty years
Keywords Logic   Reasoning
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Call number BC177.T6 2003
ISBN(s) 0521827485 (hbk.)     9780511056383   9780511840005   9780521534833   0521827485
DOI 10.1080/00048405985200191
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