Argumentation and Debate: Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making / Edition 10

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This comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of argumentation and debate uses a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material easy to understand. ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE features concepts, argumentation models, practical guides, and real-life scenarios that you use to enhance your skills in academic debates. With an emphasis on critical thinking, reasoned decision making, and advocacy skills, this text empowers you to participate actively as citizens in a democratic society.

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The new edition of a textbook for undergraduate students. The chapters present the information in a step-by-step format and explore such topics as stating and analyzing the question, gathering and testing evidence, structures and types of reasoning, building affirmative or negative cases, refutation, composition and delivery of presentation, and debate formats. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534561154
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Wadsworth Series in Speech Communication
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Critical Thinking 1
2 Applied and Academic Debate 16
3 Stating the Controversy 37
4 Analyzing the Controversy 51
5 Exploring the Controversy 73
6 Evidence 101
7 Tests of Evidence 119
8 The Structure of Reasoning 142
9 Types of Reasoning 158
10 Obstacles to Clear Thinking 179
11 Requirements of the Case 193
12 Building the Affirmative Case 210
13 Building the Negative Case 239
14 Refutation 272
15 Presenting the Case: Composition 286
16 Presenting the Case: Delivery 305
17 Evaluating the Debate 319
18 Modern Procedures: Academic Debate Formats 332
19 Parliamentary Debate 350
A A Presidential Debate 363
B A CEDA Final Round 390
C An NDT Final Round 417
D National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (CEDA) 454
E National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (NDT) 457
F Glossary of Terms in Argumentation and Debate 462
Index 469
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