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 Fourth Edition

A Rulebook for Arguments  Fourth Edition
Author: Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9781603844345
ISBN 13: 1603844341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rulebook for Arguments Fourth Edition Book Review:

"A Rulebook for Arguments" is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organised around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer -- translated into eight languages - remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess arguments and how to cogently construct them. This 4th edition offers a revamped and more tightly focused approach to extended arguments, a new chapter on oral arguments, and updated examples and topics throughout.

A Rulebook for Arguments

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

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A Rulebook for Arguments 3rd Edition

A Rulebook for Arguments  3rd Edition
Author: Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780872205529
ISBN 13: 0872205525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rulebook for Arguments 3rd Edition Book Review:

A brief introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments.

Rulebook for Arguments

Rulebook for Arguments
Author: Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Anonim
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 Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments
Author: Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780872209541
ISBN 13: 0872209547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rulebook for Arguments Book Review:

A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer--translated into eight languages--remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess arguments and how to cogently construct them. The fourth edition offers a revamped and more tightly focused approach to extended arguments, a new chapter on oral arguments, and updated examples and topics throughout.

A Workbook for Arguments

A Workbook for Arguments
Author: David R. Morrow,Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781603845502
ISBN 13: 160384550X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Workbook for Arguments Book Review:

"The Workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the Rulebook, while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises."

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.

The Uses of Argument

The Uses of Argument
Author: Stephen E. Toulmin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2003-07-07
ISBN 10: 9780521534833
ISBN 13: 0521534836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uses of Argument Book Review:

Traditionally, logic has been claimed to be 'the science of rational argument', but the relevance to our everyday disputes of the formal logician's results has remained unclear. The abstract character of traditional logic cuts the subject off from practical considerations; Mr Toulmin enquires why this is so, and shows how an alternative conception can be of more general value. Starting from an examination of the actual procedures in different fields of argument - the practice, as opposed to the theory, of logic - he discloses a richer variety than is allowed for by any available system. He argues that jurisprudence rather than mathematics should be the logician's model in analysing rational procedures, and that logic should be a comparative and not a purely formal study. These suggestions lead to conclusions which many will consider controversial; though they will also be widely recognized as interesting and illuminating. This book extends into general philosophy lines of enquiry already sketched by Mr Toulmin in his earlier books on ethics and the philosophy of science. The ordinary reader will find in it the same clarity and intelligibility; and the professional philosopher will acknowledge the same power to break new ground (and circumvent old difficulties) by posing fresh and stimulating questions.

How to Argue

How to Argue
Author: Jonathan Herring
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN 10: 0132980975
ISBN 13: 9780132980975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Argue Book Review:

The ability to persuade, influence and convince is a vital skill for success in work and life. However, most of us have little idea how to argue well. Indeed, arguing is still seen by many as something to be avoided at all costs, and mostly it's done poorly, or not at all. Yet it's possibly the most powerful and yet most neglected asset you could have. Discover the art of arguing powerfully, persuasively and positively and you'll have a head start every time you want to: Get your point across effectively Persuade other people to your way of thinking Keep your cool in a heated situation Win people over Get what you want Tackle a difficult person or topic Be convincing and articulate Have great confidence when you speak In How to Argue, leading lawyer Jonathan Herring reveals the secrets and subtleties of making your case and winning hearts and minds. At home or at work, you'll be well equipped to make everything you say have the desired effect, every time.

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:

“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey 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.

Logically Fallacious

Logically Fallacious
Author: Bo Bennett
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-05-30
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.

Being Logical

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

Being Logical Book Review:

Whether regarded as a science, an art, or a skill–and it can properly be regarded as all three–logic is the basis of our ability to think, analyze, argue, and communicate. Indeed, logic goes to the very core of what we mean by human intelligence. In this concise, crisply readable book, distinguished professor D. Q. McInerny offers an indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life. 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. As McInerny notes, logic is a deep, wide, and wonderfully varied field, with a bearing on every aspect of our intellectual life. A mastery of logic begins with an understanding of right reasoning–and encompasses a grasp of the close kinship between logical thought and logical expression, a knowledge of the basic terms of argument, and a familiarity with the pitfalls of illogical thinking. Accordingly, McInerny structures his book in a series of brief, penetrating chapters that build on one another to form a unified and coherent introduction to clear and effective reasoning. At the heart of the book is a brilliant consideration of argument–how an argument is founded and elaborated, how it differs from other forms of intellectual discourse, and how it critically embodies the elements of logic. McInerny teases out the subtleties and complexities of premises and conclusions, differentiates statements of fact from statements of value, and discusses the principles and uses of every major type of argument, from the syllogistic to the conditional. In addition, he provides an incisive look at illogical thinking and explains how to recognize and avoid the most common errors of logic. Elegant, pithy, and precise, Being Logical breaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. Whether you are a student or a teacher, a professional sharpening your career skills or an amateur devoted to the fine points of thought and expression, you are sure to find this brief guide to effecting reasoning both fascinating and illuminating.

The Fallacy Detective

The Fallacy Detective
Author: Nathaniel Bluedorn,Hans Bluedorn
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780974531595
ISBN 13: 0974531596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fallacy Detective Book Review:

The Fallacy Detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for over 15 years. "Can learning logic be fun? With The Fallacy Detective it appears that it can be. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his reasoning skills."--Tim Challies, curriculum reviewer "Cartoon and comic illustrations, humorous examples, and a very reader-friendly writing style make this the sort of course students will enjoy."--Cathy Duffy, homeschool curriculum reviewer "I really like The Fallacy Detective because it has funny cartoons, silly stories, and teaches you a lot!"--11 Year Old What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking. This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning. - For ages twelve through adult. - Fun to use -- learn skills you can use right away. - Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. - Includes The Fallacy Detective Game. - Exercises with answer key.

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.

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Author: Michael Harvey
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 160384984X
ISBN 13: 9781603849845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing Book Review:

This "worthy successor to Strunk and White" now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.

A Rulebook for Decision Making

A Rulebook for Decision Making
Author: George Pullman
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 1624663648
ISBN 13: 9781624663642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rulebook for Decision Making Book Review:

"Pullman offers his readers essential insights into how humans reason and make decisions. Both concise and far-reaching, his work teaches us how to challenge intuitive logic and examine the processes for deliberative reasoning. This text will prove foundational for students in their intellectual journey toward the development of real skills in critical thinking. By pointing to simple yet profound examples, Pullman's text is both readable and provocative as it challenges us to consider the very mechanisms by which we understand our own cognitive biases." --Bradley A. Hammer, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Bad Arguments

Bad Arguments
Author: Robert Arp,Steven Barbone,Michael Bruce
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 1119165806
ISBN 13: 9781119165804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Arguments Book Review:

A timely and accessible guide to 100 of the most infamous logical fallacies in Western philosophy, helping readers avoid and detect false assumptions and faulty reasoning You’ll love this book or you’ll hate it. So, you’re either with us or against us. And if you’re against us then you hate books. No true intellectual would hate this book. Ever decide to avoid a restaurant because of one bad meal? Choose a product because a celebrity endorsed it? Or ignore what a politician says because she’s not a member of your party? For as long as people have been discussing, conversing, persuading, advocating, proselytizing, pontificating, or otherwise stating their case, their arguments have been vulnerable to false assumptions and faulty reasoning. Drawing upon a long history of logical falsehoods and philosophical flubs, Bad Arguments demonstrates how misguided arguments come to be, and what we can do to detect them in the rhetoric of others and avoid using them ourselves. Fallacies—or conclusions that don’t follow from their premise—are at the root of most bad arguments, but it can be easy to stumble into a fallacy without realizing it. In this clear and concise guide to good arguments gone bad, Robert Arp, Steven Barbone, and Michael Bruce take readers through 100 of the most infamous fallacies in Western philosophy, identifying the most common missteps, pitfalls, and dead-ends of arguments gone awry. Whether an instance of sunk costs, is ought, affirming the consequent, moving the goal post, begging the question, or the ever-popular slippery slope, each fallacy engages with examples drawn from contemporary politics, economics, media, and popular culture. Further diagrams and tables supplement entries and contextualize common errors in logical reasoning. At a time in our world when it is crucial to be able to identify and challenge rhetorical half-truths, this bookhelps readers to better understand flawed argumentation and develop logical literacy. Unrivaled in its breadth of coverage and a worthy companion to its sister volume Just the Arguments (2011), Bad Arguments is an essential tool for undergraduate students and general readers looking to hone their critical thinking and rhetorical skills.

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

A Workbook for Arguments A Complete Course in Critical Thinking

A Workbook for Arguments  A Complete Course in Critical Thinking
Author: David R. Morrow,Anthony Weston
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1603847529
ISBN 13: 9781603847520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Workbook for Arguments A Complete Course in Critical Thinking Book Review:

A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston's Rulebook for Arguments to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The Workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the Rulebook, while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises: 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 to the examples in the homework exercises; Suggestions for further practice, outlining activities that students can do by themselves or with classmates to improve their critical thinking skills, or pointing them to online resources to do the same; Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments designed to engage students in critical thinking; An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in evaluating or constructing complex and multi-step arguments; Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise.