A Rulebook for Arguments

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - A Rulebook for Arguments #ad - 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. From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before.

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A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - A workbook for arguments builds on anthony Weston’s A Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds:updated and improved homework exercises—nearly one third are new—to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students.

Increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generallyTwo new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from the original texts. This edition continues to includeThe entire text of Rulebook, supplemented with extensive explanations and exercises.

A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking #ad - Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments in a wide variety of sources. Practical advice to help students succeed. 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, or ethical issues they raise.

Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments. An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in constructing complex and multi-step arguments and evaluating them.

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Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking

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Being logical is the ability to create concise and reasoned arguments—arguments that build from given premises, using evidence, to a genuine conclusion. Mcinerney covers the sources of illogical thinking, before dissecting the various tactics—red herrings, diversions, from naïve optimism to narrow-mindedness, and simplistic reasoning—the illogical use in place of effective reasoning.

Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking #ad - Praise for being Logical “Highly readable. And this small book by D. Q. D. 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, wisdom, sense, and sanity. But mastering logical thinking also requires studying and understanding illogical thinking, or deliberately misleading, both to sharpen one’s own skills and to protect against incoherent, reasoning.

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A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Three new critical thinking activities offer further opportunities to practice constructive dialogue. Features of the book include: homework exercises adapted from a wide range of actual arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, movies, YouTube videos, literature, 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. 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.

A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking #ad - 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.

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Mastering Logical Fallacies: The Definitive Guide to Flawless Rhetoric and Bulletproof Logic

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Zephyros Press #ad - Designed for those who are ready to gain the upper hand over their opponents, this master class teaches the necessary skills to identify your opponents’ misuse of logic and construct effective, arguments that win. With the empowering strategies offered in Mastering Logical Fallacies you’ll be able to reveal the slight-of-hand flaws in your challengers’ rhetoric, and seize control of the argument with bulletproof logic.

The matter is only made worse when you realize that your defeat came at the hands of someone’s abuse of logic—and that with the right skills you could have won the argument. This book offers methodical breakdowns of the logical fallacies behind exceedingly common, argumentative mistakes, yet detrimental, and explores them through real life examples of logic-gone-wrong.

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All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty

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The #1 new york times–bestselling author takes an “unfailingly funny” look at global problems and offers his own political perspective The Washington Times.

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Trust Us, We're Experts PA: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future

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The Amazing Dr. Ransom's Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies: A Field Guide for Clear Thinkers

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Canon Press #ad - Describing fifty informal fallacies organized by context--fallacies of distraction, form, ambiguity, and "millennial fallacies"--each is described as a adorable yet venomous creature one might encounter in the wild, complete with illustration and fantastical description. Ransom's bestiary of adorable fallacies is here to help! This "Field Guide for Clear Thinkers" is filled with illustrations, descriptions, exercises, and analysis to help you identify and avoid fallacies you might encounter in everyday life.

This book is perfect for supplementing any high school or college logic curriculum or as an independent read for adults who want to learn more about logic! Each fallacy is followed by discussion questions and exercises; a line-listed answer key and both one and two-semester schedules are included in the back of the book.

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The Office of Assertion: An Art of Rhetoric for the Academic Essay

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Intercollegiate Studies Institute #ad - Though practical, it is not simply a “how-to” manual; though philosophical, it never loses sight of writing itself. A frivolous argument or inflated claim is often dismissed with the reply, “That’s just rhetoric!” But as Scott Crider explains in The Office of Assertion, the classical tradition of rhetoric is both a productive and a liberal art.

Crider combines practical guidance about how to improve an academic essay with reflection on the final purposes —educational, political, and philosophical—of such improvement. The ability to employ rhetoric successfully can enable the student, as an effective communicator, to reflect qualities of soul through argument.

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Logic: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

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Teach Yourself #ad - It will take you step by step through the most difficult concepts and is packed with exercises to help you consolidate your learning at every stage. Understand logic is a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating though sometimes challenging subject. As well as looking at logic in theoretical terms the book considers its everyday uses and demonstrates how it has genuine practical applications.

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Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies Academic Edition

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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.

Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies Academic Edition #ad - Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning.

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