Provides a systematic analysis of major argumentation schemes and a compendium of 96 schemes. Surveying all aspects of argumentation schemes from the ground up, the book takes the reader from the elementary exposition to the latest state of the art in the research efforts to formalize and classify the schemes.
About the Author
Douglas Walton is professor of philosophy at the University of Winnipeg. The recipient of numerous fellowships, awards and honors, he is the author of over thirty books, most recently Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation, Media Argumentation, and Witness Testimony Evidence.
Chris Reed is senior lecturer and head of research at the School of Computing, University of Dundee. He is the head of the Argumentation Research Group at Dundee, which has been instrumental in the development of the Argument Interchange Format, an international standard for computational work in the area.
Fabrizio Macagno is completing his doctorate in linguistics at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.