Advocacy and Opposition: An Introduction to Argumentation / Edition 4

Advocacy and Opposition: An Introduction to Argumentation / Edition 4

by Karyn Charles Rybacki, Donald J. Rybacki, Donald Jay Rybacki, Donald Jay Rybacki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205295835

ISBN-13: 9780205295838

Pub. Date: 06/21/1999

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Advocacy and Opposition offers a comprehensive and practical approach to argumentation and critical thinking for the beginning student who needs to construct and present arguments on questions of fact, value, and policy. This text provides a theoretical view of the nature of argument in our society, a discussion of arguing as a form of communication, and a focus on…  See more details below

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Advocacy and Opposition offers a comprehensive and practical approach to argumentation and critical thinking for the beginning student who needs to construct and present arguments on questions of fact, value, and policy. This text provides a theoretical view of the nature of argument in our society, a discussion of arguing as a form of communication, and a focus on how arguments are created using the Toulmin model of argument. By blending traditional and contemporary views on the nature of argument (including multicultural perspectives on the purpose and process of argument, ethics, and values), Advocacy and Opposition makes students more aware of both the development of theory and practice as well as competing views, providing a well-rounded approach to their study of argumentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205295838
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/21/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1What Is Argumentation?1
Ch. 2Where Do I Begin in Argumentation?15
Ch. 3What Am I Going to Argue About?30
Ch. 4How Do I Analyze Propositions?50
Ch. 5How Is a Unit of Argument Created?67
Ch. 6How Do I Prove My Argument?83
Ch. 7How Do I Reason with My Audience?111
Ch. 8What Should I Avoid?132
Ch. 9How Are Factual Propositions Argued?155
Ch. 10How Are Propositions of Value Argued?171
Ch. 11How Are Propositions of Policy Argued?191
Ch. 12How Do I Present My Arguments to an Audience212
Appendix235
References244
Index249

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