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Appeal to Popular Opinion has been added to your Cart. Douglas Walton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Winnipeg.

Appeal to Popular Opinion has been added to your Cart. Among his other books are The Place of Emotion in Argument (1992), Arguments from Ignorance (1995), and Appeal to Expert Opinion (1997), all from Penn State Press.

Appeal to Popular Opinion book. Douglas Walton now asks whether this negative evaluation is always justified, particularly in a democratic system where decisions are based on majority opinion. In this insightful book, Walton maintains that there is a Arguments from popular opinion have long been regarded with suspicion, and in most logic textbooks the ad populum argument is classified as a fallacy.

Arguments from popular opinion have long been regarded with suspicion, and in most logic textbooks the ad populum argument is classified as a fallacy.

Douglas Neil Walton (2 June 1942 – 4 January 2020) was a Canadian academic and author, known for his books and papers on argumentation, logical fallacies and informal logic.

Walton, Douglas N. 1999. Appeal to Popular Opinion, Penn State Press. Hard Cases: A Procedural Approach. In the present paper, we show that Hart and Secunda mischaracterized our arguments for restricting the scope of social framework evidence, ignored the actual practices of experts who are providing the expert opinions that we question, and misconstrued the motivations behind and likely implications of our arguments.

Walton stresses that even in cases where expert opinion is divided, the effect of it can still be so powerful that it overwhelms an individual's ability to make a decision based on personal deliberation of what is right or wrong in a given situation. The book identifies the requirements that make an appeal to expert opinion a reasonable or unreasonable argument. Walton's new pragmatic approach analyzes that appeal as a distinctive form of argument, with an accompanying set of appropriate critical questions matching the form.

4 Appeal to Expert Opinion in Political Debate. 140. 5 The Context of Dialogue. 10 Dialectical Structure of Appeal to Expert Opinion. 164. Expert testimony as legal evidence. 144. 6 Style of Presentation. 149. 7 The Secondary Level of Dialogue. 168. 2 The Battle of the Experts.

Douglas Walton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of four other books published by Penn State Press: The Place of Emotion in Argument (1992), Arguments from Ignorance (1995), Appeal to Expert Opinion (1997), and Appeal to Popular Opinion (1998). Bibliographic information. Legal Argumentation and Evidence.

Douglas Neil Walton (PhD University of Toronto, 1972) is a Canadian academic and author, well known for his many widely published books and . Appeal to Popular Opinion, University Park, P. Penn State Press, 1999.

Douglas Neil Walton (PhD University of Toronto, 1972) is a Canadian academic and author, well known for his many widely published books and papers on argumentation, logical fallacies and informal logic. One-Sided Arguments: A Dialectical Analysis of Bias, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1999.

Arguments from popular opinion have long been regarded with suspicion, and in most logic textbooks the ad populum argument is classified as a fallacy. Douglas Walton now asks whether this negative evaluation is always justified, particularly in a democratic system where decisions are based on majority opinion.

In this insightful book, Walton maintains that there is a genuine type of argumentation based on commonly accepted opinions and presumptions that should represent a standard of rational decision-making on important issues, especially those of a personal and political nature. He shows how to judge arguments based on appeals to popular opinion in a more balanced way, identifying eleven subtypes of the ad populum argument and providing a pragmatic method to evaluate each of these types.

Walton has examined dozens of logic texts and drawn on a wide range of literature to reveal the many uses and misuses of popular opinion. He contrasts the traditional discussion of ad populum in Greek rhetoric with recent textbook treatment, then contrasts these contemporary views with his own dialectical perspective in order to clarify often confused appeals to prejudice and appeals to common knowledge.

Although appeal to popular opinion has long been a powerful argumentative tactic, this is the first book to systematically describe and evaluate it as a well-defined type of argument with its own special characteristics. It enables us to deal with these often deceptive arguments in a critically balanced way and makes an original contribution to an important strand of rhetoric.

Appeal to Popular Opinion epub download

ISBN13: 978-0271018195

ISBN: 0271018194

Author: Douglas Walton

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar

Language: English

Publisher: Penn State University Press (February 18, 1999)

Pages: 304 pages

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