Within Reason: A Guide to Non-Deductive Reasoning

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Seldom does human reasoning fit the standards of deduction. Yet logicians have tended to use the strict standards of deductive validity for assessing all inferences. Within Reason develops instead a way of assessing arguments and inferences that is directly appropriate to the non-deductive forms people regularly use. It uses analogy, and argument from analogy, to provide a thread that unites various forms: raising objections, inductions of various sorts, arguments to explanation (or hypothesis), and arguments to action. ...

Within Reason: A Guide to Non-Deductive Reasoning 1995, Broadview Press Inc, Peterborough

ISBN-13: 9780921149552

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