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  1. Reconsidering Contentious Argument: Augustus DeMorgan on Fallacy. [REVIEW]Marie J. Secor - 2003 - Argumentation 17 (2):131-143.
    This essay examines Augustus DeMorgan's chapter on fallacy in his Formal Logic (1847) in order to show how DeMorgan's treatment represents an expansion and advance upon Aristotle. It is important that Aristotle clearly distinguishes among dialectical, didactic, demonstrative, and contentious types of argument, based upon the acceptability of premises and the aims of participants. Appropriating Aristotle's list of fallacies, DeMorgan discusses examples that reveal how the charge and countercharge of fallacy function in contentious argument, which is more widespread than Aristotle (...)
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  • Science Book Collectors as Bibliographers.Judith Overmier - 2001 - Social Epistemology 15 (1):9 – 13.
  • Augustus De Morgan and the Propagation of Moral Mathematics.Christopher Phillips - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (1):105-133.
    In the early nineteenth century, Henry Brougham endeavored to improve the moral character of England through the publication of educational texts. Soon after, Brougham helped form the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge to carry his plan of moral improvement to the people. Despite its goal of improving the nation’s moral character, the Society refused to publish any treatises on explicitly moral or religious topics. Brougham instead turned to a mathematician, Augustus De Morgan, to promote mathematics as a rational (...)
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