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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 2080

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Publication type: book

Hamblin CL.
London: Methuen 1970


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.


Endorsements are from Vale Press 1970 edition


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