Arresting circles in formal dialogues

  title={Arresting circles in formal dialogues},
  author={John Hayden Woods and Douglas Walton},
  journal={J. Philosophical Logic},
The study of the informal fallacies has an importance acknowledged by its place in both ancient and contemporary logic texts. Unfortunately, their study produces what Hamblin [3] has called the Standard Treatment. bereft of theory, laden with dogma and hoary illustrations appropriated from Aristotle, a corpus that often seems more to perpetrate the fallacies than to explicate them. Recently, however, a few writers have been seeking for some basic theoretical understanding of what these… CONTINUE READING