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Professor James Freeman


Ph.D -- Indiana University, 1973. Joined the Hunter College faculty in 1978. He previously taught at Indiana University, Butler University, Bloomfield College, and was a research associate at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His research includes logic, both formal and informal, argumentation theory, and epistemology. His papers appear in a number of journals, especially Informal Logic and Argumentation. He is the author of Thinking Logically: Basic Concepts for Reasoning, published by Prentice Hall. This is a text for informal logic courses. He has also published two monographs, Dialectics and the Macrostructure of Arguments, with Foris Publications, a division of Walter de Gruyter, and Acceptable Premises: An Epistemic Approach to an Informal Logic Problem, with Cambridge University Press.

Recent Presentations:

"Is Epistemic Probability Pascalian?" presented at the 2009 Eastern Division Meeting of the APA in New York City.Is Epistemic Probability Pascalian.pdf

"Can Argumentation Deal With World-View Dissensus?" presented in June 2010 as the keynote address at the 7th biennial conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) in Amsterdam.Keynote.pdf