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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 2080

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Publication type: book

Hamblin CL.
Fallacies
London: Methuen 1970
http://www.valepress.com/Fallacies.htm


Abstract:

This book belongs on even the most modest list of those who will teach or study modern informal logic. It was a path-breaking work by one of the truly independent spirits in philosophy who sat down to rethink received doctrine that had been accepted for 1000 years. A large slice of modern research and teaching of logic has sprung from the letter or the spirit of this very important work. —- Michael Scriven

An indispensable resource for serious students of the fallacies. Provides the historical and conceptual background on which all work of the last twenty years is based. Still a powerfully original work studded with yet undeveloped insights and illuminations. —- Douglas Walton

…His monograph provides the only extensive history of writing about fallacies (an excellent one at that); it underscores the neglect that fallacies have been subjected to in logic texts, and by extension draws attention to the neglect of the whole of informal logic; and it offers a theory of fallacy of great interest, particularly because it builds from a concept of argument as used in practice. —- R. H. Johnson and J. A. Blair on Hamblin, “The Recent Development of Informal Logic,” Informal Logic. The First International Symposium, (Point Reyes, CA 1980) p. 6.


Notes:

Endorsements are from Vale Press 1970 edition

 

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