A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments
Author: Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing Company
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-02
ISBN 10: 9781624666544
ISBN 13: 162466654X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rulebook for Arguments Book Review:

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments
Author: Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN 10: 1624666558
ISBN 13: 9781624666551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rulebook for Arguments Book Review:

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments
Author: Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780872201569
ISBN 13: 0872201562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rulebook for Arguments

Rulebook for Arguments
Author: Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781624667398
ISBN 13: 1624667392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rulebook for Arguments Book Review:

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

A Workbook for Arguments

A Workbook for Arguments
Author: David R. Morrow,Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2019-11-18
ISBN 10: 1624668798
ISBN 13: 9781624668791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Workbook for Arguments Book Review:

David Morrow and Anthony Weston build on Weston's acclaimed A Rulebook for Arguments to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. Features of the book include: Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of actual arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, YouTube videos, and other sources. Practical advice to help students succeed when applying the Rulebook's rules. Suggestions for further practice that outline activities students can do by themselves or with classmates to improve their critical thinking skills. Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments designed to engage students in critical thinking. An appendix on mapping arguments, a topic not included in the Rulebook, that introduces students to this vital skill in evaluating or constructing complex and multi-step arguments. Model responses to odd-numbered exercises, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected model responses as well as further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, and ethical issues raised by the exercises. The third edition of Workbook contains the entire text of the recent fifth edition of the Rulebook, supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises. Updated and improved homework exercises ensure that the examples continue to resonate with today’s students. Roughly one-third of the exercises have been replaced with updated or improved examples. A new chapter on engaging constructively in public debates—including five new sets of exercises—trains students to engage respectfully and constructively on controversial topics, an increasingly important skill in our hyper-partisan age. Three new critical thinking activities offer further opportunities to practice constructive dialogue.

Being Logical

Being Logical
Author: D.Q. McInerny
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2004-08-03
ISBN 10: 1588363775
ISBN 13: 9781588363770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Logical Book Review:

An essential tool for our post-truth world: a witty primer on logic—and the dangers of illogical thinking—by a renowned Notre Dame professor Logic is synonymous with reason, judgment, sense, wisdom, and sanity. Being logical is the ability to create concise and reasoned arguments—arguments that build from given premises, using evidence, to a genuine conclusion. But mastering logical thinking also requires studying and understanding illogical thinking, both to sharpen one’s own skills and to protect against incoherent, or deliberately misleading, reasoning. Elegant, pithy, and precise, Being Logical breaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. D. Q. McInerney covers the sources of illogical thinking, from naïve optimism to narrow-mindedness, before dissecting the various tactics—red herrings, diversions, and simplistic reasoning—the illogical use in place of effective reasoning. An indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life, this is a concise, crisply readable book. Written explicitly for the layperson, McInerny’s Being Logical promises to take its place beside Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style as a classic of lucid, invaluable advice. Praise for Being Logical “Highly readable . . . D. Q. McInerny offers an introduction to symbolic logic in plain English, so you can finally be clear on what is deductive reasoning and what is inductive. And you’ll see how deductive arguments are constructed.”—Detroit Free Press “McInerny’s explanatory outline of sound thinking will be eminently beneficial to expository writers, debaters, and public speakers.”—Booklist “Given the shortage of logical thinking, And the fact that mankind is adrift, if not sinking, It is vital that all of us learn to think straight. And this small book by D.Q. McInerny is great. It follows therefore since we so badly need it, Everybody should not only but it, but read it.” —Charles Osgood

Logically Fallacious

Logically Fallacious
Author: Bo Bennett
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-02-19
ISBN 10: 1456607375
ISBN 13: 9781456607371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logically Fallacious Book Review:

This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions. Logically Fallacious is one of the most comprehensive collections of logical fallacies with all original examples and easy to understand descriptions, perfect for educators, debaters, or anyone who wants to improve his or her reasoning skills. "Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime." - Bo Bennett This 2021 Edition includes dozens of more logical fallacies with many updated examples.

How to Win Every Argument

How to Win Every Argument
Author: Madsen Pirie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN 10: 147252697X
ISBN 13: 9781472526977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Win Every Argument Book Review:

In the second edition of this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie builds upon his guide to using - and indeed abusing - logic in order to win arguments. By including new chapters on how to win arguments in writing, in the pub, with a friend, on Facebook and in 140 characters (on Twitter), Pirie provides the complete guide to triumphing in altercations ranging from the everyday to the downright serious. He identifies with devastating examples all the most common fallacies popularly used in argument. We all like to think of ourselves as clear-headed and logical - but all readers will find in this book fallacies of which they themselves are guilty. The author shows you how to simultaneously strengthen your own thinking and identify the weaknesses in other people arguments. And, more mischievously, Pirie also shows how to be deliberately illogical - and get away with it. This book will make you maddeningly smart: your family, friends and opponents will all wish that you had never read it. Publisher's warning: In the wrong hands this book is dangerous. We recommend that you arm yourself with it whilst keeping out of the hands of others. Only buy this book as a gift if you are sure that you can trust the recipient.

Elements of Argumentation

Elements of Argumentation
Author: Philippe Besnard,Anthony Hunter
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079215045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Argumentation Book Review:

Background and techniques for formalizing deductive argumentation in a logic-based framework for artificial intelligence.

Understanding Arguments

Understanding Arguments
Author: Robert J. Fogelin,Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Publsiher: Harcourt College Pub
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780155926721
ISBN 13: 0155926721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Just the Arguments

Just the Arguments
Author: Michael Bruce,Steven Barbone
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 1444344412
ISBN 13: 9781444344417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just the Arguments Book Review:

Does the existence of evil call into doubt the existence of God? Show me the argument. Philosophy starts with questions, but attempts at answers are just as important, and these answers require reasoned argument. Cutting through dense philosophical prose, 100 famous and influential arguments are presented in their essence, with premises, conclusions and logical form plainly identified. Key quotations provide a sense of style and approach. Just the Arguments is an invaluable one-stop argument shop. A concise, formally structured summation of 100 of the most important arguments in Western philosophy The first book of its kind to present the most important and influential philosophical arguments in a clear premise/conclusion format, the language that philosophers use and students are expected to know Offers succinct expositions of key philosophical arguments without bogging them down in commentary Translates difficult texts to core arguments Designed to provides a quick and compact reference to everything from Aquinas’ “Five Ways” to prove the existence of God, to the metaphysical possibilities of a zombie world

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
Author: Ali Almossawi
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN 10: 1615192263
ISBN 13: 9781615192267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Book Review:

“This short book makes you smarter than 99% of the population. . . . The concepts within it will increase your company's ‘organizational intelligence.’. . . It’s more than just a must-read, it’s a ‘have-to-read-or-you’re-fired’ book”—Geoffrey James, INC.com From the author of the forthcoming An Illustrated Book of Loaded Language, here’s the antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle). Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result (the argument from consequences). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

Nonsense

Nonsense
Author: Robert J. Gula
Publsiher: Axios Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0975366262
ISBN 13: 9780975366264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonsense Book Review:

Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical—how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense is unexpectedly relaxed, informal, and accessible.

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need
Author: Susan Thurman,Larry Shea
Publsiher: Adams Media
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003-05-01
ISBN 10: 1580628559
ISBN 13: 9781580628556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need Book Review:

The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.

Think Again

Think Again
Author: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07-02
ISBN 10: 0190627123
ISBN 13: 9780190627126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Again Book Review:

Our personal and political worlds are rife with arguments and disagreements, some of them petty and vitriolic. The inability to compromise and understand the opposition is epidemic today, from countries refusing to negotiate, to politicians pandering to their base. Social media has produced a virulent world where extreme positions dominate. There is much demonization of the other side, very little progress is made, and the end result is further widening of positions. How did this happen, and what might be done to address it? Walter Sinnott-Armstrong says there is such a thing as a "good" argument: Reasonable arguments can create more mutual understanding and respect, and even if neither party is convinced by the other, compromise is still possible. Think Again shows the importance of good arguments and reveals common misunderstandings. Rather than a means to persuade other people or beat them in an intellectual competition, Sinnott-Armstrong sees arguments as an essential tool for constructive interaction with others. After showing how the failure of good arguments has led us to society's current woes, he shows readers what makes a good argument. In clear, lively, and practical prose, and with plentiful examples from politics, popular culture, and everyday life, Sinnott-Armstrong explains what defines an argument, identifies the components of good arguments as well as fallacies to avoid, and demonstrates what good arguments can accomplish. Armed with these tools, readers will be able to spot bad reasoning and bad arguments, and to advance their own views in a forceful yet logical way. These skills could even help repair our tattered civic culture.

Informal Logic

Informal Logic
Author: Douglas N. Walton,David N. Walton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1989-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780521379250
ISBN 13: 0521379253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informal Logic Book Review:

This is an introductory guide to the basic principles of constructing good arguments and criticizing bad ones. It is nontechnical in its approach, and is based on 150 key examples, each discussed and evaluated in clear, illustrative detail. The author explains how errors, fallacies, and other key failures of argument occur. He shows how correct uses of argument are based on sound argument strategies for reasoned persuasion and critical questions for responding. Among the many subjects covered are: techniques of posing, replying to, and criticizing questions, forms of valid argument, relevance, appeals to emotion, personal attack, uses and abuses of expert opinion, problems in deploying statistics, loaded terms, equivocation, and arguments from analogy.

Why We Argue And How We Should

Why We Argue  And How We Should
Author: Scott F. Aikin,Robert B. Talisse
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 1135123292
ISBN 13: 9781135123291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Argue And How We Should Book Review:

Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement presents an accessible and engaging introduction to the theory of argument, with special emphasis on the way argument works in public political debate. The authors develop a view according to which proper argument is necessary for one’s individual cognitive health; this insight is then expanded to the collective health of one’s society. Proper argumentation, then, is seen to play a central role in a well-functioning democracy. Written in a lively style and filled with examples drawn from the real world of contemporary politics, and questions following each chapter to encourage discussion, Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement reads like a guide for the participation in, and maintenance of, modern democracy. An excellent student resource for courses in critical thinking, political philosophy, and related fields, Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement is an important contribution to reasoned debate.

Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking
Author: Colin Swatridge
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN 10: 019165180X
ISBN 13: 9780191651809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking Book Review:

How do you approach an essay or discussion question? How do you review what claims others have made and offer counter-claims? And how do you weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of your own argument before putting together a persuasive conclusion? This accessible book takes you step by step through the art of argument, from thinking about what to write and how you might write it, to how you may strengthen your claims, and how to come to a strong conclusion. Engagingly written and featuring useful summaries at the end of each chapter, this new book offers easily transferable practical advice on assessing the arguments of others and putting forward effective arguments of your own. The book's strength lies in its clear guidance and the use of real-life arguments - both contemporary and historical - and real-life essay questions from a variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. These interesting, relevant, and often entertaining, examples are used not to illustrate, but to make essential points about what can be learnt, what techniques can be borrowed, and what pitfalls to avoid in the area of analytical thinking and writing. The Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking is sure to improve the written work of any student required to demonstrate the key skills of critical writing and thinking. It is equally as valuable for professionals needing these skills (e.g. journalists, lawyers, researchers, politicians) as well as for anyone who has a case to put forward and would like to do so convincingly.

What Is the Argument

What Is the Argument
Author: Maralee Harrell
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-10-21
ISBN 10: 0262529270
ISBN 13: 9780262529273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is the Argument Book Review:

Exploring philosophy through detailed argument analyses of texts by philosophers from Plato to Strawson using a novel and transparent method of analysis. The best way to introduce students to philosophy and philosophical discourse is to have them read and wrestle with original sources. This textbook explores philosophy through detailed argument analyses of texts by philosophers from Plato to Strawson. It presents a novel and transparent method of analysis that will teach students not only how to understand and evaluate philosophers' arguments but also how to construct such arguments themselves. Students will learn to read a text and discover what the philosopher thinks, why the philosopher thinks it, and whether the supporting argument is good. Students learn argument analysis through argument diagrams, with color-coding of the argument's various elements—conclusion, claims, and “indicator phrases.” (An online “mini-course” in argument diagramming and argument diagramming software are both freely available online.) Each chapter ends with exercises and reading questions. After a general introduction to philosophy and logic and an explanation of argument analysis, the book presents selections from primary sources, arranged by topics that correspond to contemporary debates, with detailed analysis and evaluation. These topics include philosophy of religion, epistemology, theory of mind, free will and determinism, and ethics; authors include Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Ryle, Fodor, Dennett, Searle, and others. What Is the Argument? not only introduces students to great philosophical thinkers, it also teaches them the essential skill of critical thinking.

The Elements of Rhetoric

The Elements of Rhetoric
Author: Ryan N. S. Topping
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN 10: 9781621385981
ISBN 13: 1621385981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elements of Rhetoric Book Review:

The Elements of Rhetoric offers a concise, comprehensive course in the rules for making your point stick. With copious examples from such masters of language as Cicero, Augustine, Shakespeare, Erasmus, Lincoln, Dickens, Newman, Chesterton, and Lewis, you will discover the 26 rules of persuasion and learn to apply them. Among the Elements you'll find: --The three modes of persuasion --How to structure an academic essay --How to spot and avoid logical fallacies --How to compose with literary figures --Practical tips for improving speed in composition --A Study Guide with exercises This is the essential guide to persuasive writing and speaking, in the tradition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. "Ryan Topping has produced a guide accessible and useful to those of all ages and experience levels, in the classroom, the political setting, and the pulpit."--Joseph R. Wood, Institute of World Politics "This is a splendid introduction to what you need to know to communicate wisely and well."--Quentin Schultze, Calvin College, author of An Essential Guide to Public Speaking "The Elements of Rhetoric is that rarest of rhetorical treats: a playfully serious and seriously playful summa of the art of communication--classical education at its very best!"--Raymond F. Hain, Providence College "Leading by example, Topping delivers a handy guide for all of us who rely on the art of persuasion. The Elements of Rhetoric is a gem."--Daniel B. Coupland, Hillsdale College, co-author of Well-Ordered Language: The Curious Child's Guide to Grammar "This is the book I have sought for 35 years. For those like me, for whom public speaking and writing is their stock-in-trade, this book is a must-have daily companion."--Michael C. Gilleran, Business & IP Trial Lawyer & Partner, Burns & Levinson, LLP, Boston, MA "This versatile guide can supplement course material from any discipline in order to help students polish presentations and essays."--ANN MARIE KLEIN, Department of Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, MN Ryan N.S. Topping earned a doctorate in Theology from The University of Oxford and is a Fellow of Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts. He has published several books on education and Christian culture.