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  1. Manifest Rationality.Ralph Johnson - 2000 - Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.
  2. The Recent Development of Informal Logic.Ralph H. Johnson & J. Anthony Blair - forthcoming - Informal Logic: The First International Symposium.
     
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    The Rise of Informal Logic: Essays on Argumentation, Critical Thinking, Reasoning and Politics.Ralph H. Johnson - unknown
    We are pleased to release this edition of Ralph Johnson’s The Rise of Informal Logic as Volume 2 in the series Windsor Studies in Argumentation. This edition is a reprint of the previous Vale Press edition with some typographical errors and other minor mistakes corrected. The prime motive for gathering Ralph H. Johnson’s essays under one cover is their clear articulation of the goals, concerns and problems of the discipline of informal logic. To my knowledge all of the published articles, (...)
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    Argumentation as Dialectical.J. Anthony Blair & Ralph H. Johnson - 1987 - Argumentation 1 (1):41-56.
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    Why “Visual Arguments” Aren’T Arguments.Ralph H. Johnson - unknown
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    Manifest Rationality Reconsidered: Reply to My Fellow Symposiasts. [REVIEW]Ralph H. Johnson - 2002 - Argumentation 16 (3):311-331.
    In this paper, I respond to papers on my Manifest Rationality (2000) by Leo Groarke, Hans Hansen, David Hitchcock, and Christopher Tindale presented at the meetings of the Ontario Philosophical Society, October 2000. From the many useful challenges they have directed at my position, I have chosen to focus on two. The dominant issue raised by their papers concerns my definition of argument, and particularly problems with the idea of a dialectical tier. I have selected that as the first strand. (...)
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    Some Reflections on the Informal Logic Initiative.Ralph H. Johnson - 2009 - Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 16 (29).
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    Making Sense of “Informal Logic”.Ralph H. Johnson - 2006 - Informal Logic 26 (3):231-258.
    This paper is an exercise in intellectual history, an attempt to understand how a specific term—”informal logic”— came to be interpreted in so many different ways. I trace the emergence and development of “informal logic” to help explain the many different meanings, how they emerged and how they are related. This paper is also, to some degree, an account of a movement that developed outside the mainstream of philosophy, whose origins lie in a desire to make logic useful (echoing Dewey).
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    A Meta-Level Approach to the Problem of Defining ‘Critical Thinking’.Ralph H. Johnson & Benjamin Hamby - 2015 - Argumentation 29 (4):417-430.
    The problem of defining ‘critical thinking’ needs a fresh approach. When one takes into consideration the sheer quantity of definitions and their obvious differences, an onlooker might be tempted to conclude that there is no inherent meaning to the term: that each author seems to consider that he or she is free to offer a definition that suits them. And, with a few exceptions, there has not been much discussion among proposers about the strength and weaknesses of the attempted definitions. (...)
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    Informal Logic: An Overview.J. Anthony Blair & Ralph H. Johnson - 2000 - Informal Logic 20 (2).
    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.
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    The Relation Between Formal and Informal Logic.Ralph H. Johnson - 1999 - Argumentation 13 (3):265-274.
    The issue of the relationship between formal and informal logic depends strongly on how one understands these two designations. While there is very little disagreement about the nature of formal logic, the same is not true regarding informal logic, which is understood in various (often incompatible) ways by various thinkers. After reviewing some of the more prominent conceptions of informal logic, I will present my own, defend it and then show how informal logic, so understood, is complementary to formal logic.
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    Wohlrapp on the Criterial Side of Validity: Some Comments.Ralph H. Johnson - 2017 - Informal Logic 37 (3):223-229.
    Harald Wohlrapp’s The Concept of Argument has made a significant contribution to the argumentation theory by proposing a new approach to our way of thinking about arguments and argumentation that in which he proposes a criterion of criterial validity: An thesis is valid, if there are no open objections against the justification offered for it. In this paper, I will focus on some issues and difficulties with that principle.
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    The Blaze of Her Splendors: Suggestions About Revitalizing Fallacy Theory. [REVIEW]Ralph H. Johnson - 1987 - Argumentation 1 (3):239-253.
    Criticisms of fallacy theory have been lodged from many different directions. In this paper, I consider the classic criticism of incompleteness by DeMorgan, Finocchiaro's claim that fallacies probably exist only in the mind of the interpreter, McPeck's claim that fallacies are at best context-dependent and Paul's complaints about the teaching of fallacies. I seek not merely to defend fallacy theory against unfair criticisms but also to learn from the criticisms what can be done in order to make fallacy theory a (...)
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    The Current State of Informal Logic.J. Anthony Blair & Ralph H. Johnson - 1987 - Informal Logic 9 (2).
  15. Informal Logic: The First International Symposium.J. Anthony Blair & Ralph H. Johnson - 1981 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 14 (4):251-253.
     
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    More on Arguers and Their Dialectical Obligations.Ralph H. Johnson - unknown
    In her 1997 OSSA paper, Trudy Govier discusses in detail my thesis that arguers have dialectical obligations. In a 1998 paper she further examines this thesis to see whether it is viable and concludes that it faces serious problems. In this paper, I assess the state of the thesis in light of Govier's discussion of it. I urge that we have something to gain from the empirical turn--from investigating best practices. At the end, I take a step back to ask (...)
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  17. Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory: A Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments.Frans H. van Eemeren, Rob Grootendorst, Ralph H. Johnson, Christian Plantin & Charles A. Willard - 1996 - Routledge.
    Argumentation theory is a distinctly multidisciplinary field of inquiry. It draws its data, assumptions, and methods from disciplines as disparate as formal logic and discourse analysis, linguistics and forensic science, philosophy and psychology, political science and education, sociology and law, and rhetoric and artificial intelligence. This presents the growing group of interested scholars and students with a problem of access, since it is even for those active in the field not common to have acquired a familiarity with relevant aspects of (...)
     
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  18. New Essays in Informal Logic.Ralph H. Johnson & J. Anthony Blair - 1998 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 31 (2):164-167.
     
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    The Role of Audience in Argumentation From the Perspective of Informal Logic.Ralph H. Johnson - 2013 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 46 (4):533-549.
    One of the distinctive features of rhetorical approaches to the study of argumentation is the emphasis placed on the role of the audience. Here one thinks immediately of the influence of Chaïm Perelman and of his and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca’s The New Rhetoric. There is something importantly right about an audience-centered approach to argumentation. Clearly if you wish to persuade an audience of your position (or gain the acceptance of your thesis), you must engage that audience and in some sense carry (...)
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  20. Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory: A Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments.Frans H. van Eemeren, Rob Grootendorst, Francisca Snoeck Henkemans, J. Anthony Blair, Ralph H. Johnson & Erik C. W. Krabbe - 1998 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 31 (1):71-74.
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    Revisiting the Logical/Dialectical/Rhetorical Triumvirate.Ralph H. Johnson - unknown
    Many argumentation theorists have adopted the view that argumentation may be approached from three different perspectives: the logical, the dialectical and the rhetorical—which I refer to as the Triumvirate.). According to Wenzel, the conceptual foundation for this Triumvirate is the distinction between argumentation as product, as process and as procedure. In this paper, I want to raise questions about the Triumvirate View and the Tripartite Distinction on which it is based.
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    Theory and Practice Again: Challenges From Pinto and Toulmin.Ralph H. Johnson - unknown
    In Argument, Inference and Dialectic Pinto argues that critical practice can furnish us with the necessary guidance to answer our questions about argument and inference; we do not need to develop a theory of argument/inference. Pinto’s provocative remarks raise questions about the appeal to practice, and recall problems that Toulmin encounters in development of his innovative theory in The Uses of Argument. In this paper, I juxtapose and reflect on these developments.
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    Charity Begins at Home.Ralph H. Johnson - 1980 - Informal Logic 3 (3).
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    Anticipating Objections as a Way of Coping with Dissensus.Ralph H. Johnson - 2007 - In Christopher W. Tindale Hans V. Hansen (ed.), Dissensus and the Search for Common Ground. Ossa.
    One of the traditional ways in which we manage dissensus is by argumentation, which may be construed as the attempt of the proponent to persuade rationally the other party of the truth of some thesis. To achieve this, the arguer will often anticipate a possible objection. In this paper, I attempt to shed light on the normative aspect of the task of anticipating objections. I deal with such questions as: How is the arguer to anticipate objections? Which of the anticipated (...)
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    Govier's "Invention" of the Theory of Argument.Ralph H. Johnson - 2013 - Informal Logic 33 (2):98-115.
    In this paper, I propose that the inquiry known as a/the theory of argument is the “invention” of Trudy Govier, using that term in its rhetorical sense, viz., the process of choosing ideas appropriate to the subject. In her paper, “Is a Theory of Argument Possible?” Govier used the idea of theory of argument to focus her discussion on problems in argument analysis and evaluation that came to light in the 1970s and 1980s. The idea of a theory of argument (...)
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    Acceptance Is Not Enough: A Critique of Hamblin.Ralph H. Johnson - 1990 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 23 (4):271 - 287.
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  27. Argumentative Space: Logical and Rhetorical Approaches.Ralph H. Johnson - 1998 - In H. V. Hansen, C. W. Tindale & A. V. Colman (eds.), Argumentation and Rhetoric. Vale.
     
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    When Informal Logic Met Critical Thinking.Ralph H. Johnson - 2012 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 27 (3):5-14.
    In this reflection piece, Ralph Johnson provides an account of the development of informal logic and how it intersected with the Critical Thinking Movement. Section I is an account of the origins of what Johnson calls the “Informal Logic Initiative.” Section II discusses how the Informal Logic Initiative connected with the Critical Thinking Movement at the Sonoma State University Conferences starting in 1981. Section III discusses the relationship between logic and critical thinking. Section IV describes “The Network Problem,” which emerged (...)
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  29. A Bibliography of Recent Work in Informal Logic.Ralph H. Johnson & J. Anthony Blair - 1980 - Informal Logic: The First International Symposium 56:163.
     
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    The Place of Argumentation in the Theory of Reasoning.Ralph H. Johnson - forthcoming - Communication and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Journal.
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    Preface.J. Anthony Blair & Ralph H. Johnson - 2013 - Informal Logic 33 (2):81-82.
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    Hamblin on the Standard Treatment.Ralph H. Johnson - 1990 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 23 (3):153 - 167.
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    Defeasibility From the Perspective of Informal Logic.Ralph H. Johnson - unknown
    The notions of defeasibility and defeasible reasoning have generated a great deal of interest in various research communities. Here I want to focus on their use in logic and argumentation studies. I will approach these topics from the perspective of an informal logician who finds himself struggling with some issues that surround the idea of and the deployment of the concept of defeasibility. My intention is to make those struggles as clear as I can.
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  34. The Concept of Existence in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript.Ralph H. Johnson - 1972 - The Hague: M. Nijhoff.
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    Introduction.J. Anthony Blair & Ralph H. Johnson - 1992 - Informal Logic 14 (1).
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    Toulmin`s Bold Experiment.Ralph H. Johnson - 1980 - Informal Logic 3 (3).
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    Introduction: Special Issue on Charles Hamblin.Douglas Walton & Ralph Johnson - 2011 - Informal Logic 31 (4).
    It is unfortunate that Hamblin’s contributions do not get him the credit he deserves for his remarkable achievements. Although his contributions to philosophy are well enough recognized, and his early contributions to computing have been acknowledged, it seems strange that his work has not been widely enough recognized for the interdisciplinary effect it has had. There has been a feedback loop whereby his theories on formal dialogue systems and imperatives were taken up in argumentation, applied in computing, and then used (...)
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    Massey on Fallacy and Informal Logic: A Reply.Ralph H. Johnson - 1989 - Synthese 80 (3):407 - 426.
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    Misconceptions of Informal Logic: A Reply to McPeck.J. Anthony Blair & Ralph H. Johnson - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (1):35-52.
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    Argumentation: A Pragmatic Perspective.Ralph H. Johnson - 1994 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 13 (3-4):3-8.
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    The Principle of Vulnerability.Ralph H. Johnson - 1995 - Informal Logic 17 (2).
    This paper seeks to articulate and defend the principle that every argument is susceptible to criticism and hence the arguer must not seek to immunize the argument from criticism. Considerations both in support of, and opposed to, the principle are considered.
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    Commentary on Kvernbekk.Ralph H. Johnson - unknown
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    Informal Logic: The Past Five Years 1978-1983.Ralph H. Johnson & J. Anthony Blair - 1985 - American Philosophical Quarterly 22 (3):181 - 196.
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    The Coherence of Hamblin's Fallacies.Ralph Johnson - 2011 - Informal Logic 31 (4):305-317.
    Hamblin’s Fallacies remains one of the crucial documents in the development of informal logic and argumentation theory. His critique of traditional approaches to the fallacies (what he dubbed ‘The Standard Treatment’) helped to revitalize the study of fallacies. Recently I had occasion to reread Fallacies and came to the conclusion that some of my earlier criticisms (1989, 1990) had missed the real force of what was going on there, that I and others have perhaps not fully appreciated what Hamblin is (...)
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  45. The Ambiguous Relationship Between Pragma-Dialectics and Logic.Ralph H. Johnson - 2006 - In F. H. van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser, Haft-van Rees & A. M. (eds.), Considering Pragma-Dialectics: A Festschrift for Frans H. L. Erlbaum Associates. pp. 127.
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    A Complex Portrait of a Complex Radical: Roger Guenveur Smith’s A Huey P. Newton Story.Ralph Johnson - 1998 - Radical Philosophy Review 1 (1):84-86.
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    CriticaI Thinking and Command of Language.Ralph H. Johnson - 1996 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 16 (2):78-92.
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    Commentary on Allen.Ralph H. Johnson - unknown
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    Charity Again.Ralph H. Johnson - 1981 - Informal Logic 4 (2).
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    Commentary on Govier.Ralph Johnson - unknown
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