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Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation / Edition 1
     

Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation / Edition 1

by Douglas Walton
 

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ISBN-10: 0521530202

ISBN-13: 9780521530200

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presenting the basic tools for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of common arguments for beginners, this book informs by using examples of arguments in dialogues, both in the text itself and in the exercises. (Examples of controversial legal, political, and ethical arguments are analyzed.) Illustrating the most common kinds of arguments, the book also

Overview

Presenting the basic tools for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of common arguments for beginners, this book informs by using examples of arguments in dialogues, both in the text itself and in the exercises. (Examples of controversial legal, political, and ethical arguments are analyzed.) Illustrating the most common kinds of arguments, the book also explains how to evaluate each kind by critical questioning. Douglas Walton demonstrates the reasonable nature of arguments under the right dialogue conditions by using critical questions to evaluate them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521530200
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Series:
Critical Reasoning and Argumentation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Arguments and dialogues; 2. Concepts useful for understanding arguments; 3. Argumentation schemes; 4. Argument reconstruction; 5. Dialogues; 6. Detecting bias; 7. Relevance; 8. Practical reasoning in a dialogical framework.

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