Come, Let Us Reason: An Introduction to Logical Thinking by Norman L. Geisler, Ronald M. Brooks

By Norman L. Geisler, Ronald M. Brooks

The fitting introductory textbook, this simplified research of common sense prepares readers to cause thoughtfully and to identify illogic in a controversy.

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Well, my idea is – it is my idea that it must be because I keep peeking into small streets, you know. (Eindhoven colloquial language corpus) (44) So if you get groups, then you’d get all these children from different grades thrown together, so you’d get the older children and the younger ones . . I don’t know – I don’t believe that would work out too well. (Eindhoven colloquial language corpus) 29 ‘I know that’ is a semi-factive, but, as indicated before, we reckon the semi-factives among the strong asserting attitude indicating and force modifying expressions.

6 distinguishes between ‘weak assertive’, ‘strong assertive’, and ‘semiassertive’ attitude indicating expressions and force modifying expressions. 6 Propositional attitude indicators (PAI) and force modifying expressions (FME) 32 VAN EEMEREN ET AL. used expression or adjunct is not part of the assertion. In strong assertive attitude indicating expressions and force modifying expressions, both the complementary proposition and the indicating expression or modifying adjunct are asserted. g. g. ‘I’m sure that’, are negated in combination with a proposition.

P2) Quantitative multiple mixed +|−/p1, +|−/p2 −|+/p1, −|+/p2 Qualitative multiple mixed +|−/p1, −|+/p2 −|+/p1, +|−/p2 [D+|−/p2 D−|+/p1] p = the proposition the standpoint relates to; + = positive standpoint; − = negative standpoint; ? 1 A pragma-dialectical typology of disputes Essentially, the types of disputes that are distinguished in the pragma-dialectical theory have now been described. 1 represents a formal notation of the types of disputes that may occur between language user 1 (T1) and language user 2 (T2).

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