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 37, No 4 (2017)

Table of Contents

From the Editors

Christopher W. Tindale, J. Anthony Blair


Harald R. Wohlrapp
Frans H. van Eemeren
Adam Dalgleish, Patrick Girard, Maree Davies



J. Anthony Blair
Christopher W. Tindale,
University of Windsor

Contributing French Editor

Claude Gratton, Antelope Valley College, CA

Editorial Assistant

Blake Scott

Editors Emeriti

Ralph H. Johnson
Hans V. Hansen


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, Trent University
Dale Hample, University of Maryland
Hans V. Hansen, University of Windsor
David Hitchcock , McMaster University
Sally Jackson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ralph H. Johnson, University of Windsor
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