Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Adam Smith's PluralismRationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jack Russell Weinstein

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300162530

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300162530.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 06 May 2021

Normative Argumentation

Normative Argumentation

Chapter:
(p.147) 7 Normative Argumentation
Source:
Adam Smith's Pluralism
Author(s):

Jack Russell Weinstein

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300162530.003.0008

This chapter looks back at what has so far been argued in this book, namely that Smith moves from Aristotelian and analytic models of logic and reasoning to a more rhetorical approach. The chapter then looks at two examples to support the argument that sympathy is itself a rational process by which individuals create a soothing narrative that helps define justified inference. The first shows how the impartial spectator and Smith's theory of price encapsulate normative judgment. The second modernizes Smith's language to show that this method prefigures and fits well into contemporary debates about the nature of argumentation, informal logic, and critical thinking.

Keywords:   Aristotle, logic, reasoning, impartial spectator, critical thinking

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.