Acceptable Premises

An Epistemic Approach to an Informal Logic Problem

Acceptable Premises
  • By James B. Freeman

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:December 2009

    Online ISBN:9780511610301

    Hardback ISBN:9780521833011

    Paperback ISBN:9780521540605

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    Subjects: Logic

When, if ever, is one justified in accepting the premises of an argument? What is the proper criterion of premise acceptability? Providing a comprehensive theory of premise acceptability, this book answers these questions from an epistemological approach that the author calls "common sense foundationalism". His work will be of interest to specialists in informal logic, critical thinking and argumentation theory as well as to a broader range of philosophers and those teaching rhetoric.


"..fine book...A particular merit of his foundationalism is its important contribution to epistemology of ethics... -David Hitchcock, McMaster University, Philosophical Inquiry.

'… the book is well-written and well-organized. It may be used as a handbook of commonsense foundationalism.' Argumentation