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Arguments and Arguing : The Products and Process of Human Decision Making

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2nd
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9781577663621

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1577663624
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Pub. Date:
11/5/2004
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Waveland Pr Inc
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part I Principles of Argumentation
1(178)
Argumentation as a Human Symbolic Activity
3(16)
Senses of the Term Argument
5(2)
Argumentation and Individual Decision Making
7(1)
Argumentation and Democratic Decision Making
8(1)
Argumentation and Values
9(4)
Ethics and Argumentation
13(1)
Summary
14(5)
Key Terms
15(1)
Activities
15(1)
Recommended Readings
16(1)
Notes
16(3)
The Foundations of Argument
19(16)
The Narrative Paradigm
24(4)
The Limits of Argument
28(2)
The Study of Argumentation
30(1)
Summary
31(4)
Key Terms
31(1)
Activities
31(1)
Recommended Readings
32(1)
Notes
33(2)
Audiences and Fields of Argument
35(18)
Knowing Your Audience
36(1)
Assessing Your Audience
37(5)
People Evaluate Arguments Differently
42(1)
The Principle of Presence
43(2)
Argument Fields
45(3)
Summary
48(5)
Key Terms
48(1)
Activities
49(1)
Recommended Readings
50(1)
Notes
50(3)
The Language of Argument
53(20)
Understanding Language
55(3)
Language and Good Stories
58(7)
Metaphor
65(4)
Summary
69(4)
Key Terms
69(1)
Activities
69(1)
Recommended Readings
70(1)
Notes
71(2)
Argumentation and Critical Thinking
73(22)
Propositions
74(1)
Types of Propositions
75(4)
The Techniques for Analyzing Propositions
79(13)
Summary
92(3)
Key Terms
93(1)
Activities
93(1)
Recommended Readings
94(1)
Notes
94(1)
Types of Arguments
95(20)
Inductive Arguments
96(6)
Deductive Arguments
102(2)
The Deductive Syllogism
104(3)
The Toulmin Model
107(4)
Summary
111(4)
Key Terms
112(1)
Activities
112(1)
Recommended Readings
112(1)
Notes
113(2)
The Grounds for Argument
115(22)
Premises
116(7)
Examples
123(1)
Statistics
124(4)
Testimony
128(5)
Summary
133(4)
Key Terms
133(1)
Activities
133(1)
Recommended Readings
134(1)
Notes
134(3)
Building Arguments
137(22)
Defining Research
137(1)
Planning the Research Process
138(2)
Sources of Information
140(7)
How to Record the Evidence
147(3)
What to Look for When Researching
150(3)
Organizing Your Advocacy
153(2)
Summary
155(4)
Key Terms
155(1)
Activities
156(1)
Recommended Readings
156(1)
Notes
157(2)
Refuting Arguments
159(20)
The Refutation Process Defined
160(1)
Focused Listening (Step One)
160(2)
Critically Evaluating Arguments (Step Two)
162(7)
Formulating a Response (Step Three)
169(3)
Presenting Your Response (Step Four)
172(3)
Summary
175(4)
Key Terms
176(1)
Activities
176(1)
Recommended Readings
177(1)
Notes
177(2)
Part II Argumentation in Specialized Fields
179(112)
Academic Debate: Overview
181(22)
The Debate Orientation
181(1)
The Resolution
182(1)
Three Types of Academic Debating
183(2)
Format
185(3)
The Nature of Debate Arguments
188(8)
Flow Sheeting as Systematic Note Taking
196(5)
Summary
201(2)
Key Terms
201(1)
Activities
201(1)
Recommended Readings
202(1)
Notes
202(1)
Academic Debate: Additional Insights
203(20)
The Resolution
203(4)
Hasty Generalizations
207(2)
Plans and Counterplans
209(3)
Thinking Strategically
212(2)
Specialized Debate Formats
214(5)
Summary
219(4)
Key Terms
219(1)
Activities
220(1)
Recommended Readings
220(1)
Notes
221(2)
Argumentation in Politics: Campaigns and Debates
223(18)
Issues and Voters
224(1)
Voter Attitudes
225(2)
Campaigns as Stories
227(6)
The Structure and Form of Campaign Arguments
233(1)
Political Debates
234(3)
Summary
237(4)
Key Terms
237(1)
Activities
237(1)
Recommended Readings
238(1)
Notes
238(3)
Argumentation and the Law
241(20)
The U.S. Judicial System
242(1)
The Assumptions of the System
243(3)
The Attorney-Client Relationship
246(1)
The Role of Attorneys in Pretrial Phases
247(6)
The Role of Attorneys in the Trial
253(5)
Summary
258(3)
Key Terms
259(1)
Activities
259(1)
Recommended Readings
259(1)
Notes
260(1)
Argumentation in Business and Organizations
261(14)
Competing Interests in Organizations
262(1)
Preparing Arguments to Meet Objectives
263(2)
Shaping the Message: Devising Strategies
265(4)
The Oral Presentation
269(2)
Encountering Resistance
271(1)
Follow-up Activities
272(1)
Summary
273(2)
Key Terms
273(1)
Activities
273(1)
Recommended Readings
274(1)
Notes
274(1)
Argumentation in Interpersonal Relationships
275(16)
Arguing and Conflict Mediation Strategies
276(3)
A Conversational Theory of Argument
279(4)
Strategic Dimensions of Conversational Argument
283(1)
Argumentation and Self-Esteem
284(1)
The Importance of Empathic Listening
285(1)
Summary
286(5)
Key Terms
286(1)
Activities
287(1)
Recommended Readings
288(1)
Notes
288(3)
Epilogue 291(2)
Appendix A: Two Political Speeches 293(16)
Appendix B: The Final Round Transcript 309(14)
Appendix C: Case Study for Analysis 323(22)
Glossary 345(12)
Index 357


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