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Nieformalne metody badania rozumowań
Informal methods of testing the reasonings

Author(s): Krzysztof A. Wieczorek
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: logic; reasoning; testing; informal logic; correctness

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is to point that the reasonings may be tested with the methods different from those proposed by formal logic. Scholars involved in the late the XXth-century current of “informal logic” refuse to make the logical entailment of the conclusion from the given premises of the only criteria of the correctness of the reasoning. Instead of this, they propose to take into consideration some other characteristics of reasonings, which traditional logic treats as unimportant or elusive.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 153-175
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish