Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation

Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation

by Douglas Walton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521823196

ISBN-13: 9780521823197

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation presents the basic tools for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of common arguments for beginners. The book teaches 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…  See more details below

Overview

Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation presents the basic tools for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of common arguments for beginners. The book teaches 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823197
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Series:
Critical Reasoning and Argumentation Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

1Arguments and dialogues1
2Concepts useful for understanding arguments43
3Argumentation schemes84
4Argument diagramming138
5Dialogues172
6Detecting bias218
7Relevance266
8Practical reasoning in a dialogical framework299

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