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Woods and Walton deserve credit for including (in all editions of their textbook Argument) a discussion of “economic reasoning” and its susceptibility to the “fallacy of composition.” Unfortunately, they did not sufficiently pursue the topic, and argumentation scholars have apparently ignored their pioneering effort. Yet, obviously, economic argumentation is extremely important, and economists constantly harp on this fallacy. This paper calls attention to this problem, elaborating my own approach, which is empirical, historical, and meta-argumentational.
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Finocchiaro, M. A.
Economic Reasoning and Fallacy of Composition: Pursuing a Woods-Walton Thesis.
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 2016
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