Table of contents for Acceptable premises : an epistemic approach to an informal logic problem / James B. Freeman.


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Part I. Acceptability: Dialectical and Epistemological Considerations: 1. Why do we need a theory of acceptability?
2. Acceptability and presumption
3. Factors determining presumption: Basic considerations
4. Epistemological considerations: Acceptability, deontology, internalism, justification
Part II. Statements, Belief-Generating Mechanisms, and Presumptive Reliability: 5. What types of statements are there?
6. Necessary statements and a priori intuition
7. Descriptions and their belief-generating mechanisms
8. Interpretations and their modes of intuition
9. Evaluations and the moral faculties
10. Taking one's word: The interpersonal belief-generating mechanism
Part III. Practice and Perspective: 11. An outline of the practice of epistemic casuistry
12. Theoretical considerations: A common sense foundationalism.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Logic