9780495603405

A Practical Study of Argument

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495603405

  • ISBN10:

    0495603406

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/23/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

A PRACTICAL STUDY OF ARGUMENT provides the reader with a practical introduction to sound argumentation, informal logic, and crafting good arguments. Real world examples are included to illustrate how theory is brought to life in everyday practice. The book also comes with an exhaustive array of study aids that enable the reader to monitor and enhance the learning process.

Table of Contents

What Is an Argument? (And What Is Not?)
Pinning Down Argument Structure
Looking at Language
When Is an Argument a Good One?
Premises: What to Accept and Why
Working on Relevance
Deductive Arguments: Categorical Logic
Deductive Arguments: Propositional Logic
An Introduction to Inductive Arguments
Causal Inductive Arguments
Analogies: Reasoning from Case to Case
Conductive Arguments and Counterconsiderations
A Summary of Fallacies
Selected Essays for Analysis
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index
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