Influencing Through Argument

Influencing Through Argument

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by Robert Huber, Alfred Snider
     
 

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A basic text for citizens, professionals and debaters of all types. The book introduces readers to the basic types of arguments and how to criticize and engage them, including induction, deduction, and causation. Readers will be familiarized with the ways in which advocates support their arguments and how to criticize and engage these forms of support, including

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A basic text for citizens, professionals and debaters of all types. The book introduces readers to the basic types of arguments and how to criticize and engage them, including induction, deduction, and causation. Readers will be familiarized with the ways in which advocates support their arguments and how to criticize and engage these forms of support, including historical data, statistics, examples, anecdotes, expert testimony and common experience. Readers will also encounter how to prepare for argumentative situations and how to conduct themselves within them, including debates, panel discussions, public speeches and informal settings. The original 1964 text has been updated and filled with new examples and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016016665
Publisher:
IDEBATE Press
Publication date:
01/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
230
File size:
803 KB

Meet the Author

Robert B. Huber was Professor of Forensics at the University of Vermont prior to his death in 1996

Alfred Snider is the Edwin W. Lawrence Professor of Forensics at the University of Vermont. A debate coach and teacher for over 30 years, he has received numerous national coaching and teaching awards. For the last 20 years he has been the Director of the World Debate Institute.

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I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Downtown teaching Communication Studies. I was recently assigned to teach argumentation and debate for the Fall of 2006. In the past I have used Freeley (now w/Steinberg) and Rieke and Sillars (now w/Peterson), but both of those books are in the $80 range. As most of our students work and tend to be the first in their respective families to go to college (we are a federally recognized Hispanic serving institution), expenses do matter. I noticed Dr. Snider's updating of Influencing through Argument seemed very affordable. Frankly, it's quite a bit more approachable that some other argumentation texts, which should make it a much better read for my students. The section on research is particularly good for novice undergraduate researchers, and the section immediately following it on the use of evidence is simply outstanding. Perhaps most importantly, this book is also an amazing value, even at it's list price of 24.95 (and can usually be had for less than that) which my students should very much appreciate.