Making Sense of “Informal Logic”

Informal Logic 26 (3):231-258 (2006)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This paper is an exercise in intellectual history, an attempt to understand how a specific term—”informal logic”— came to be interpreted in so many different ways. I trace the emergence and development of “informal logic” to help explain the many different meanings, how they emerged and how they are related. This paper is also, to some degree, an account of a movement that developed outside the mainstream of philosophy, whose origins lie in a desire to make logic useful (echoing Dewey)



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,594

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

How Philosophical is Informal Logic?John Woods - 2000 - Informal Logic 20 (2).
Managing Informal Mathematical Knowledge: Techniques From Informal Logic.Andrew Aberdein - 2006 - Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4108:208--221.
Informal Logic.Leo Groarke - 1996 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Formal Logic for Informal Logicians.David Sherry - 2006 - Informal Logic 26 (2):199-220.
What is Reasoning? What is an Argument?Douglas N. Walton - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (8):399-419.
Epistemology Mathematicized.John Woods - 2013 - Informal Logic 33 (2):292-331.
The Lord Scroop Fallacy.Herman E. Stark - 2000 - Informal Logic 20 (3).


Added to PP

55 (#212,532)

6 months
2 (#278,494)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?