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    The Logic of Real Arguments.Alec Fisher - 1988 - Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univeristy Press.
    This new and expanded edition of The Logic of Real Arguments explains a distinctive method for analysing and evaluating arguments. It discusses many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It shows students how to use the question 'What argument or evidence would justify me in believing P?', and also how to deal with suppositional arguments beginning with the phrase 'Suppose that X were the case.' It aims to (...)
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  2. The Logic of Real Arguments.Alec Fisher - 1988 - Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
    This new and expanded edition of The Logic of Real Arguments explains a distinctive method for analysing and evaluating arguments. It discusses many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It shows students how to use the question 'What argument or evidence would justify me in believing P?', and also how to deal with suppositional arguments beginning with the phrase 'Suppose that X were the case.' It aims to (...)
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    The Logic of Real Arguments.Alec Fisher - 1988 - Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
    This new and expanded edition of The Logic of Real Arguments explains a distinctive method for analysing and evaluating arguments. It discusses many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It shows students how to use the question 'What argument or evidence would justify me in believing P?', and also how to deal with suppositional arguments beginning with the phrase 'Suppose that X were the case.' It aims to (...)
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  4. The Logic of Real Arguments.Alec Fisher - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (256):249-252.
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    Critical Thinking an Introduction.Alec Fisher - 2001 - Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This text meets the requirements of the OCR AS specification for critical thinking. Alec Fisher shows students how they can develop a range of creative and critical thinking skills that are transferable to other subjects and contexts.
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    Modern Epistemology a New Introduction.Nicholas Everitt & Alec Fisher - 1995 - Mcgraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages.
    "A welcome and fresh addition to a market that has been dominated by rather traditional texts...instructors will enjoy teaching with it in their classrooms" -- Teaching Philosophy, March 1998. This text offers an exceptionally lucid account of how philosophers in the 20th century have challenged the ideas of "modern" philosophers on fundamental questions in epistemology. Numerous examples are used to help undergraduates grasp the material. Self-study questions and further readings are included. The book sets out the traditional view that knowledge (...)
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    Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings.Alec Fisher - 1969 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 34 (1):107-110.
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    Testing Fairmindedness.Alec Fisher - 1991 - Informal Logic 13 (1).
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    Suppositions in Argumentation.Alec Fisher - 1989 - Argumentation 3 (4):401-413.
    The atheist who begins to argue his case by saying, ‘Suppose there is an omniscient Being of the sort in which Christians believe ...’ is employing a very familiar move in argumentation. However, most books on argumentation theory ignore ‘suppositions’ completely. Searle omits suppositions entirely from his taxonomy of speech acts and this appears to lead to a similar omission in Speech Acts in Argumentative Discussions by van Eemeren and Grootendorst.This paper argues that ‘suppositional argument’ is elegant, powerful and extremely (...)
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    Wigmore's Chart Method.Jean Goodwin & Alec Fisher - 2000 - Informal Logic 20 (3).
    A generation before Beardsley, legal scholar John Henry Wigmore invented a scheme for representing arguments in a tree diagram, aimed to help advocates analyze the proof of facts at trial. In this essay, I describe Wigmore's "Chart Method" and trace its origin and influence. Wigmore, I argue, contributes to contemporary theory in two ways. His rhetorical approach to diagramming provides a novel perspective on problems about the theory of reasoning, premise adequacy, and dialectical obligations. Further, he advances a novel solution (...)
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  11. Robert H. Ennis (1996), Critical Thinking.Alec Fisher - 2000 - Argumentation 14 (1):48-51.
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    Informal Logic and its Implications for Philosophy.Nicolas Maudet & Alec Fisher - 2000 - Informal Logic 20 (2).
    I take 'informal logic' to be the (descriptive and normative) study of 'real arguments'-arguments which are or have been used with the aim of convincing others of a point of view. I argue that the informal logic tradition thus conceived (i) lends strong support to something like Quine's view that our beliefs really support one another like the filaments in a spider's web--and thus that the traditional view that implication is an asymmetric relation is false; (ii) suggests that the classic (...)
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  13. Critical Thinking: Teaching and Assessing It.Alec Fisher - 2014 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 29 (1):4-16.
    I have long been fascinated by the process of argument, so it seemed natural to study philosophy and logic at university, then, as a University teacher, to teach them. Since I gradually realised these subjects didn’t help students to reason and argue well, I tried to devise materials which would. This led first to my writing The Logic of Real Arguments and later, Critical Thinking: An Introduction. If you wish to teach thinking skills it is important to assess whether your (...)
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    Exercises in Non-Formal Logic: Specimen Analysis of Exercise 1 , Plus Exercise 2.Alec Fisher - 1993 - Cogito 7 (2):118-121.
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  15. For Further Information Please Write: Conference 95 Mailstop 3G3 Center for Professional Development George Mason University. [REVIEW]Sharon Bailin, Robert H. Ennis, Maurice Finnochiaro, Alec Fisher, James Freeman, David Hitehcock, Matthew Lipman, Richard Paul, Michael Scriven & Douglas Walton - 1995 - Argumentation 9:260.
     
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    Exercises in Non-Formal Logic: William Godwin, ‘Of Justice’.Alec Fisher - 1994 - Cogito 8 (2):154-155.
  17. Critical Thinking: Proceedings of the First British Conference on Informal Logic and Critical Thinking.Alec Fisher (ed.) - 1988 - Norwich, England: University of East Anglia.
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    Formal Number Theory and Computability a Workbook.Alec Fisher - 1982 - Oxford University Press.
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    Paul Benacerraf and Hilary Putnam. Introduction. Philosophy of Mathematics, Selected Readings, Edited by Paul Benacerraf and Hilary Putnam, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Engle-Wood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1964, Pp. 1–27. - Rudolf Carnap. The Logicist Foundations of Mathematics. English Translation of 3528 by Erna Putnam and Gerald E. Massey. Philosophy of Mathematics, Selected Readings, Edited by Paul Benacerraf and Hilary Putnam, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Engle-Wood Cliffs, New Jersey, Pp. 31–41. - Arend Heyting. The Intuitionist Foundations of Mathematics. English Translation of 3856 by Erna Putnam and Gerald E. Massey. Philosophy of Mathematics, Selected Readings, Edited by Paul Benacerraf and Hilary Putnam, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Engle-Wood Cliffs, New Jersey, Pp. 42–49. - Johann von Neumann. The Formalist Foundations of Mathematics. English Translation of 2998 by Erna Putnam and Gerald E. Massey. Philosophy of Mathematics, Selected Readings, Edited by Paul Benacerraf and Hilary Putnam, Prentice-Hall,. [REVIEW]Alec Fisher - 1969 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 34 (1):107-110.
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    Re-Engaging with Real Arguments.Alec Fisher - 1992 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 33:89-107.
    The various ‘impulses to philosophy’ which are the subject of this series of lectures, include a fascination with the general process of reasoning and argument—with the ‘game of logic’. We are all aware of the importance of reasoning in our lives and how difficult it can be to tell ‘good’ reasoning from ‘bad’.
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    Exercises in Non-Formal Logic.Alec Fisher - 1994 - Cogito 8 (1):53-55.
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    Problems in Understanding and Analysing Arguments: Analysis of Dawkins on Religion Versus Darwinism.Alec Fisher - 1993 - Cogito 7 (3):207-210.
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    Philosophy and Transferable Thinking Skills.Alec Fisher - 1990 - Cogito 4 (2):123-128.
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    Problems in Understanding and Analysing Arguments.Alec Fisher - 1993 - Cogito 7 (1):31-39.
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    Paul's Critical Thinking.Alec Fisher - 1991 - Informal Logic 13 (2):113-123.
  26. Garssen).Alec Fisher, Michael Scriven, D. N. Walton, Marina Bondi & Manfred Kienpointner - 2002 - Argumentation 16:515-517.
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    Oblique Contexts.Alec Fisher - 1986 - Philosophical Books 27 (1):47-48.
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    Mental Models and Informal Logic.Alec Fisher - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (2):349-349.
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    Exercises in Non-Formal Logic.Alec Fisher - 1994 - Cogito 8 (1):53-55.
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    “Dialectics and the Macrostructure of Argument” by James Freeman.Alec Fisher - 1992 - Informal Logic 14 (2):193-204.
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    Review: H. Hiz, Grammar Logicism. [REVIEW]Alec Fisher - 1974 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 39 (1):180-180.
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    Problems in Understanding and Analysing Arguments.Alec Fisher - 1993 - Cogito 7 (1):31-39.
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    Hiż H.. Grammar Logicism. The Mortist, Vol. 51 , Pp. 110–127.Alec Fisher - 1974 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 39 (1):180-180.
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