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Uses of Argument

Uses of Argument - 2nd edition

Uses of Argument - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780511056383

ISBN10: 0511056389

Uses of Argument by Toulmin - ISBN 9780511056383
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2004
International: No
Uses of Argument by Toulmin - ISBN 9780511056383

ISBN13: 9780511056383

ISBN10: 0511056389

Edition: 2ND 04
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Summary

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 (1958) 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.