Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life / Edition 9by Howard Kahane, Nancy M. Cavender
Pub. Date: 08/01/2001
This text introduces students to good reasoning using a wealth of current, relevant, and stimulating examples all put together in Howard Kahane's witty and invigorating writing style. Examples from TV, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and of course, our political institutions, not only bring the concepts alive for students, but put them into a context that students will retain and use throughout their lives.
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Table of ContentsPreface. 1. Introductory Overview. 2. Background Beliefs and World Views. 3. Fallacious Reasoning: Part I. 4. Fallacious Reasoning: Part Two. 5. Fallacious Reasoning: Part Three. 6. Impediments to Cogent Reasoning. 7. Language. 8. Evaluating Extended Arguments. 9. Writing Cogent (and Persuasive) Essays. 10. Advertising: Selling the Product. 11. Managing the News. 12. Textbooks: Managing World Views. Appendix: More on Cogent Reasoning. Answers to Starred Exercise Items. Bibliography. Annotated List of Periodicals. Index.
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