A Practical Study of Argument, Enhanced Edition / Edition 7

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Overview

A PRACTICAL STUDY OF ARGUMENT gives you the tools you need to understand informal logic and formulate a good argument. By focusing on real world examples and including helpful study tools such as exercises with answers, a glossary of common fallacies, chapter summaries, and a book-specific online program (available with the book), A PRACTICAL STUDY OF ARGUMENT, Enhanced Seventh Edition provides you with everything you need to master the material with ease. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133934646
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 943,861
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Trudy Govier, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, is a philosopher, author, and speaker who is widely known for her dynamic style of speaking and writing and her passionate advocacy of reasoned responses to conflict. She has spoken and written extensively on reconciliation, violence and non-violence, and topics in informal logic.

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Table of Contents

1. What Is an Argument? (And What Is Not?). 2. Pinning Down Argument Structure. 3. Looking at Language. 4. When Is an Argument a Good One? 5. Premises: What to Accept and Why. 6. Working on Relevance. 7. Deductive Arguments: Categorical Logic. 8. Deductive Arguments: Propositional Logic. 9. An Introduction to Inductive Arguments. 10. Causal Inductive Arguments. 11. Analogies: Reasoning from Case to Case. 12. Conductive Arguments and Counterconsiderations. Appendix A: A Summary of Fallacies. Appendix B: Selected Essays for Analysis. Answers to Selected Exercises. Index.

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