Topical Relevance in Argumentation - Pragmatics & Beyond III:8 (Paperback)Douglas N. Walton (author)
Paperback 81 Pages / Published: 01/01/1982
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It is a longstanding if not altogether coherent tradition of logic and rhetorical studies that an argument can be incorrect or fallacious in virtue of some proposition in it being "irrelevant". This monograph clarifies that tradition. Non-classical propositional calculi, including relevance logics and relatedness logics, are juxtaposed against conversational criticisms of irrelevance in natural argumentation, e.g. in parliamentary debates. The object is to see if there is a reasonable way of evaluating criticisms like "That's beside the point!" or "That's irrelevant!".
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 81
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 mm
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