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  1. Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation.Trudy Govier - 2018 - Windsor: University of Windsor.
    We are pleased to publish this WSIA edition of Trudy’s Govier’s seminal volume, Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation. Originally published in 1987 by Foris Publications, this was a pioneering work that played a major role in establishing argumentation theory as a discipline. Today, it is as relevant to the field as when it first appeared, with discussions of questions and issues that remain central to the study of argument. It has defined the main approaches to many of those issues (...)
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  2. A practical study of argument.Trudy Govier - 1991 - Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Pub. Co..
    The book also comes with an exhaustive array of study aids that enable the reader to monitor and enhance the learning process.
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    Forgiveness and Revenge.Trudy Govier - 2002 - Routledge.
    Forgiveness and Revenge is a powerful exploration of our attitudes to serious wrongdoings and a careful examination of the values that underlie our thinking about revenge and forgiveness. From adulterous spouses to terrorist factions, we are surrounded by wrongdoing, yet we rarely agree which response is appropriate. The problem of how to respond realistically and sensitively to the wrongs of the past remains a perplexing one. Trudy Govier clarifies our thinking on this subject by examining the moral and practical impact (...)
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  4. Self-Trust, Autonomy, and Self-Esteem.Trudy Govier - 1993 - Hypatia 8 (1):99 - 120.
    Self-trust is a necessary condition of personal autonomy and self-respect. Self-trust involves a positive sense of the motivations and competence of the trusted person; a willingness to depend on him or her; and an acceptance of vulnerability. It does not preclude trust in others. A person may be rightly said to have too much self-trust; however core self-trust is essential for functioning as an autonomous human being.
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  5. Forgiveness and Revenge.Trudy Govier - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (307):146-149.
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    Dilemmas of Trust.Trudy Govier - 1998 - Carleton University Press.
    Trust facilitates communication, love, friendship, and co-operation and is fundamentally important to human relationships and personal development. Using examples from daily life, interviews, literature, and film, Govier describes the role of trust in friendship and in family relationships as well as the connection between self-trust, self-respect, and self-esteem. She examines the reasons we trust or distrust others and ourselves, and the expectations and vulnerabilities that accompany those attitudes. But trust should not be blind. Acknowledging that distrust is often warranted, Govier (...)
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    Analogies and Missing Premises.Trudy Govier - 1989 - Informal Logic 11 (3).
  8. The promise and pitfalls of apology.Trudy Govier & Wilhelm Verwoerd - 2002 - Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (1):67–82.
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    Logical analogies.Trudy Govier - 1985 - Informal Logic 7 (1).
  10. Forgiveness and the Unforgivable.Trudy Govier - 1999 - American Philosophical Quarterly 36 (1):59 - 75.
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    What is a good argument?Trudy Govier - 1992 - Metaphilosophy 23 (4):393-409.
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    Hope and Its Opposites.Trudy Govier - 2011 - Journal of Social Philosophy 42 (3):239-253.
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    What's Wrong with Slippery Slope Arguments?Trudy Govier - 1982 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 12 (2):303 - 316.
    Slippery slope arguments are commonly thought to be fallacious. But is there a single fallacy which they all commit? A study of applied logic texts reveals competing diagnoses of the supposed error, and several recent authors take slippery slope arguments seriously. Clearly, there is room for comment. I shall give evidence of divergence on the question of what sort of argument constitutes a slippery slope, distinguish four different types of argument which have all been deemed to be slippery slopes, and (...)
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    Logic and Parables: Do These Narratives Provide Arguments?Trudy Govier & Lowell Ayers - 2012 - Informal Logic 32 (2):161-189.
    We explore the relationship between argument and narrative with reference to parables. Parables are typically thought to convey a message. In examining a parable, we can ask what that message is, whether the story told provides reasons for the message, and whether those reasons are good reasons. In exploring these questions, we employ as an inves-tigative technique the strategy of reconstructing parables as argu-ments. We then proceed to con-sider the cogency of those argu-ments. One can offer arguments through narratives and, (...)
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    When Logic Meets Politics: Testimony, Distrust, and Rhetorical Disadvantage.Trudy Govier - 1993 - Informal Logic 15 (2).
    The contested testimony in the Hill-Thomas ease is an illuminating test case for universalistic theories about the reliability of testimony. There is no reasonable alternative to universalistic standards of epistemic appraisal. And yet the charge by feminists and others that such criteria can be applied selectively and used to discredit and silence people is shown to be accurate. The road to a solution is to offer guidelines for the interpretation and application of these norms.
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  16. Distrust as a practical problem.Trudy Govier - 1992 - Journal of Social Philosophy 23 (1):52-63.
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    Taking wrongs seriously: acknowledgement, reconciliation, and the politics of sustainable peace.Trudy Govier - 2006 - Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books.
    How can we respond in the aftermath of wrongdoing? How can social trust be restored in the wake of intense political conflict? In this challenging work, philosopher Trudy Govier explores central dilemmas of political reconciliation, employing illustrative material from Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Peru, and elsewhere. Govier stresses that reconciliation is fundamentally about relationships. Whether through means of truth commissions, apologies, community processes, or criminal trials, the basic goal of reconciliation is improved social trust among alienated individuals (...)
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    More on Deductive and Inductive Arguments.Trudy Govier - 1979 - Informal Logic 2 (3).
  19. Trust, Distrust, and Feminist Theory.Trudy Govier - 1992 - Hypatia 7 (1):16 - 33.
    I explore Baier, Held, Okin, Code, Noddings, and Eisler on trust and distrust. This reveals a need for reflection on the analysis, ethics, and dynamics of trust and distrust-especially the distinction between trusting and taking for granted, the feasibility of choosing greater trust, and the possibility of moving from situations of warranted distrust to trust. It is impossible to overcome the need for trust through surveillance, recourse to contracts, or legal institutions.
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    Should a priori analogies be regarded as deductive arguments?Trudy Govier - 2002 - Informal Logic 22 (2).
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    Assessing Arguments: What Range of Standards.Trudy Govier - 1980 - Informal Logic 3 (1).
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    Belief, Values, and the Will.Trudy Govier - 1976 - Dialogue 15 (4):642-663.
    In this paper I shall presuppose that: logic and epistemology are disciplines which supply us with normative statements pertaining to states of belief. as such, logic and epistemology have implications concerning what we ought and ought not to believe. as such, logic and epistemology presuppose that there is some sense in which a person controls what he believes — some sense in which ‘can’ has a place in contexts where one comes to believe things.
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    Arguing forever? Or: Two tiers of argument appraisal.Trudy Govier - 1997 - In H. V. Hansen, C. W. Tindale & A. V. Colman (eds.), Argumentation and Rhetoric. Vale.
    In this paper I explore Ralph Johnson's proposal that in addition to premises and conclusion every argument should have a dialectical tier in which the arguer addresses objections to the argument, and considers alternative positions. After exploring several reasons for thinking that Johnson's proposal is a good one, I then raise a number of objections against it and move ahead to respond to those objections, which I do by distinguishing making out a case for a conclusion from offering an argument (...)
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  24. Variations on force and vivacity in Hume.Trudy Govier - 1972 - Philosophical Quarterly 22 (86):44-52.
  25. Critical thinking as argument analysis.Trudy Govier - 1989 - Argumentation 3 (2):115-126.
     
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    Trust and the problem of national reconciliation.Trudy Govier & Wilhelm Verwoerd - 2002 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (2):178-205.
    The authors propose a conception of national reconciliation based on the building or rebuilding of trust between parties alienated by conflict. It is by no means obvious what reconciliation between large groups of people amounts to in practice or how it should be understood in theory. Lack of conceptual clarity can be illustrated with particular reference to postapartheid South Africa, where reconciliation between whites and blacks was a major goal of the Mandela government and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The (...)
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    Forgiveness: The Victim's Prerogative.Trudy Govier & Wilhelm Verwoerd - 2002 - South African Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):97-111.
    This article explores and offers a qualified defence of the claim that the entitlement to forgive a wrongdoer belongs to the victim of the wrong. A summary account of forgiveness is given, followed by arguments in favor of the victim's prerogative to forgive. Primary, or direct victims are then distinguished from secondary and tertiary ones, which point to a plurality of prerogatives to forgive. In cases of conflicts between these prerogatives it is emphasized that special care should be taken to (...)
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  28. Is It a Jungle Out There? Trust, Distrust and the Construction of Social Reality.Trudy Govier - 1994 - Dialogue 33 (2):237-.
    An acquaintance who works with street teens once said to me, “They live in a completely different world.” She did not mean only that they lived downtown and not in the suburbs, slept under bridges and not in beds, ate in soup kitchens instead of restaurants. She meant that street teens experienced a social reality radically different from the reality of those who have lived most of life in a relatively sheltered and stable middle-class environment. They have a different view (...)
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    Two is a Small Number: False Dichotomies Revisited.Trudy Govier - 2007 - In Christopher W. Tindale Hans V. Hansen (ed.), Dissensus and the Search for Common Ground. Ossa.
    Our acceptance of falsely dichotomous statements is often intellectually distorting. It restricts imagination, limits opportunities, and lends support to pseudo-logical arguments. In conflict situations, the presumption that there are only two sides is often a harmful distortion. Why do so many false dichotomies seem plausible? Are all dichotomies false? What are the alternatives, if any, to such fundamental dichotomies as ‘true/false’, ‘yes/no’, ‘proponent/opponent,’ and ‘accept/reject’?
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    A delicate balance: what philosophy can tell us about terrorism.Trudy Govier - 2002 - Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.
    Did the world change on September 11, 2001? For those who live outside of New York or Washington, life's familiar pace persists and families and jobs resume their routines. Yet everything seems different because of the dramatic disturbance in our sense of what our world means and how we exist within it. In A Delicate Balance , philosopher Trudy Govier writes that it is because our feelings and attitudes have altered so fundamentally that our world has changed. Govier believes that (...)
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    Who Says There Are No Fallacies?Trudy Govier - 1983 - Informal Logic 5 (1).
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    Wellman`s Challenge and Response.Trudy Govier - 1979 - Informal Logic 2 (2).
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    More on counter-considerations.Trudy Govier & Derek Allen - unknown
    In pro and con arguments, an arguer acknowledges that there are points against the conclu-sion reached. Such points have been called ‘counter-considerations.’ Their significance is explored here in the light of recent comments by Rongdong Jin, Hans Hansen and others. A conception of connector words such as “although”, “nevertheless,” and “but” is developed, as is a new model recognizing the need for an ‘on balance’ judgment in these arguments.
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    Uncharitable Thoughts About Charity.Trudy Govier - 1981 - Informal Logic 4 (1).
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    Worries About Tu Quoque as a Fallacy.Trudy Govier - 1980 - Informal Logic 3 (3).
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    What Should We Do about Future People?Trudy Govier - 1979 - American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (2):105 - 113.
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    Reflections on Minimal Adversariality.Trudy Govier - 2021 - Informal Logic 42 (4):523-537.
    Beginning with my 1999 account in The Philosophy of Argument, this essay explores views about adversariality in argument. Although my distinction between minimal and ancillary adversariality is widely accepted, there are flaws in my defense of the claim that all arguments exhibit minimal adversariality and in a lack of sensitivity to aspects of gender and culture. Further discussions of minimal adversariality, including those of Scott Aikin, John Casey, Katharina Stevens and Daniel Cohen, are discussed. The claim that all argument are (...)
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    Reflections on Minimal Adversariality.Trudy Govier - 2021 - Informal Logic 42 (4):523-537.
    Beginning with my 1999 account in The Philosophy of Argument, this essay explores views about adversariality in argument. Although my distinction between minimal and ancillary adversariality is widely accepted, there are flaws in my defense of the claim that all arguments exhibit minimal adversariality and in a lack of sensitivity to aspects of gender and culture. Further discussions of minimal adversariality, including those of Scott Aikin, John Casey, Katharina Stevens and Daniel Cohen, are discussed. The claim that all argument are (...)
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    Reflections on Minimal Adversariality.Trudy Govier - 2021 - Informal Logic 43 (2):523-537.
    Beginning with my 1999 account in The Philosophy of Argument, this essay explores views about adversariality in argument. Although my distinction between minimal and ancillary adversariality is widely accepted, there are flaws in my defense of the claim that all arguments exhibit minimal adversariality and in a lack of sensitivity to aspects of gender and culture. Further discussions of minimal adversariality, including those of Scott Aikin, John Casey, Katharina Stevens and Daniel Cohen, are discussed. The claim that all argument are (...)
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    On Adler On Charity.Trudy Govier - 1981 - Informal Logic 4 (3).
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    A conception of invitational forgiveness.Trudy Govier & Colin Hirano - 2008 - Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (3):429-444.
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    What is acknowledgement and why is it important?Trudy Govier - unknown
    In the context of redressing wrongs of the past, the importance of acknowledgement is often urged. It figures significantly, for instance, in the final report of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and in the 1996 Canadian Royal Commiss ion Report on Aboriginal Peoples. In both documents a central theme is that acknowledging wrongs of the past is a key first step towards healing and reconciliation. Several recent statements about public apology also urge that moral apologies are signif icant because (...)
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    Socrates' Children: Thinking and Knowing in the Western Tradition.Trudy Govier - 1997 - Peterborough, CA: Broadview Press.
    How do Humans Think? How should we think? Almost all of philosophy and a great deal else depends in large part on the answers that we provide to such questions. Yet they are almost impossible to deal with in isolation; notions about nature of thought are almost bound to connect with metaphysical notions about where ideas come from, with notions about appropriate arenas for certainty, doubt, and belief, and hence with moral and religious ideas. The Western tradition of thinking about (...)
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    Ad Hominen.Trudy Govier - 1983 - Teaching Philosophy 6 (1):13-24.
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    Is Conscientiousness Always—or Ever—a Virtue?Trudy Govier - 1972 - Dialogue 11 (2):241-251.
    On most views of the nature of moral judgments, it is possible for a person to be mistaken in the belief that it is right to act in a certain way. When someone believes that it is right to do something, does that thing on the basis of such a belief, and yet in so doing commits deeds which are wrong by moral standards other than his own, we do not quite know whether to praise him for his conscientiousness while (...)
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    More on Dichotomization: Flip-flops of two mistakes.Trudy Govier - unknown
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    Tolerance and `dogmatism' in morals.Trudy R. Govier - 1973 - Mind 82 (325):108-110.
  48. War's aftermath : the challenges reconciliation.Trudy Govier - 2008 - In Larry May & Emily Crookston (eds.), War: Essays in Political Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
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    Ad Hominen.Trudy Govier - 1983 - Teaching Philosophy 6 (1):13-24.
  50. Alternative to inductive-deductive paradigm.Trudy Govier - unknown
     
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