Fallacies: Classical and Contemporary Readings by Hans V. Hansen, Robert C. Pinto

By Hans V. Hansen, Robert C. Pinto

Since 1970, whilst Charles Hamblin issued a problem for philosophers, logicians, and educators regularly to start paintings anew in fallacies, a significant literature on fallacies has certainly built. a part of this literature bargains with the speculation of what fallacies are; one other a part of it includes rigorous analyses of specific fallacies. even if, such a lot remains to be no longer effortlessly obtainable to the researcher, instructor, or scholar of the sphere. hence, the easiest paintings on fallacies isn't discovering its manner into the school room, neither is it informing the tutorial and highbrow studies to be had to most faculty and collage students.

a tremendous function of this booklet is to make the post-Hamblin paintings on fallacies on hand to a much wider viewers in one, handy quantity. The editors have introduced jointly for the 1st time an important ancient writings on fallacy idea, from Aristotle to John Stuart Mill, and the latest and most vital theoretical and pedagogical advancements within the box when you consider that Hamblin's landmark 1970 ebook. All yet the various essays integrated are new contributions for this anthology, and an intensive annotated bibliography is integrated for researchers and scholars of fallacies and fallacy theory.

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