How Philosophical is Informal Logic?

Informal Logic 20 (2) (2000)

Abstract
Consider the proposition, "Informal logic is a subdiscipline of philosophy". The best chance of showing this to be true is showing that informal logic is part of logic, which in turn is a part of philosophy. Part 1 is given over to the task of sorting out these connections. If successful, informal logic can indeed be seen as part of philosophy; but there is no question of an exclusive relationship. Part 2 is a critical appraisal of the suggestion that informal logic is applied epistemology. Part 3 examines the claim that informal logic has failed to penetrate into mainstream philosophy, and suggestions for amelioration are considered
Keywords informal logic, logic argument, argumentation, logical form, formal logic, formal description, idealization, models, epistemology, philosophy, proper basicality, justification. relevance, acceptability, sufficiency
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