9780205925773

Critical Thinking and Communication The Use of Reason in Argument

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205925773

  • ISBN10:

    0205925774

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/28/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Stresses the importance of argumentation in everyday life

 

Critical Thinking and Communication, 7/e, encourages students to develop skills in constructing and refuting arguments in contexts ranging from informal conversations to structured debates. The authors stress the importance of argumentation in everyday life while building student competence and critical awareness. Through exercises and examples, students learn to create arguments and develop, understand, and interpret extended cases.

 

 

Table of Contents

Part I: Developing a Conceptual Framework for Argument  

Chapter 1: Argument and Critical Thought

Chapter 2: Co-Orientational View of Argument

Chapter 3: Argument Cultures and Ethics

 

Part II: The Parts of an Argument  

Chapter 4: Claims and Propositions

Chapter 5: Evidence

Chapter 6: Reasoning

 

Part III: Presenting and Critically Evaluating Arguments   

Chapter 7: Communicating Arguments

Chapter 8: Argument Analysis and Criticism

 

Part IV: Developing and Arguing Extended Cases   

Chapter 9: Case Construction and Arguing About Facts

Chapter 10: Arguing About Values 

Chapter 11: Arguing About Polices

 

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