Informal Logic

INFORMAL LOGIC is a peer reviewed journal publishing articles and reviews on topics related to reasoning and argumentation in theory and practice. It is deliberately multi-disciplinary, welcoming theoretical and empirical research from any pertinent field, including, but not restricted to, philosophy, rhetoric, communication, linguistics, psychology, artificial intelligence, education, law.

Vol 34, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents


Informal Fallacies as Cognitive Heuristics in Public Health Reasoning PDF
Louise Cummings 1-37
John Stuart Mill's Philosophy of Persuasion PDF
Helen Ruth McCabe 38-61
Why We Still Do Not Know What a “Real” Argument Is PDF
G.C. Goddu 62-76
In Defence of Virtue: The Legitimacy of Agent-Based Argument Appraisal PDF
Andrew Aberdein 77-93

Critical Reviews

Groundwork in the Theory of Argumentation: Selected Papers of J. Anthony Blair PDF
David Hitchcock 94-123

Teaching Supplement

Teaching Rational Entitlement and Responsibility: A Socratic Exercise PDF
David M. Godden 124-151


J. Anthony Blair
Ralph H. Johnson
Hans V. Hansen
Christopher W. Tindale

University of Windsor
Editorial Board

Derek Allen, University of Toronto
Ruth Amossy, Tel-Aviv University
Richard Andrews, University of London
Sharon Bailin, Simon Fraser University
Mark Battersby, Capilano University
Frans H. van Eemeren, University of Amsterdam
Robert Ennis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Maurice Finocchiaro, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
James B. Freeman. City University of New York, Hunter College
Tim van Gelder, University of Melbourne & Austhink
Michael A. Gilbert, York University
Geoff Goddu, University of Richmond
Jean Goodwin, Iowa State University
Trudy Govier, University of Lethbridge
Leo Groarke, University of Windsor
Dale Hample, University of Maryland
David Hitchcock , McMaster University
Sally Jackson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fred A. Kauffeld, Edgewood College
Christian Kock, University of Copenhagen
Erik C.W. Krabbe, University of Groningen
Tone Kvernbekk, University of Oslo
Christoph Lumer, University of Siena
Robert C. Pinto, University of Windsor
Chris Reed, University of Dundee
Michael Scriven, Claremont Graduate University
Harvey Siegel, University of Miami
Francisca Snoeck Henkemans, University of Amsterdam
Douglas Walton , University of Windsor
John Woods, University of British Columbia & King's College London
Larry Wright, University of California at Riverside
David Zarefsky, Northwestern University