Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life / Edition 10

Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life / Edition 10

by Howard Kahane, Nancy M. Cavender, Nancy Cavender
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534626041

ISBN-13: 9780534626044

Pub. Date: 03/02/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This classic text, first published in 1971, has introduced tens of thousands of students to sound reasoning using a wealth of current, relevant, and stimulating examples all put together and explained in Howard Kahane's uniquely witty and invigorating writing style. Long the choice of instructors who want to "keep students interested", LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY

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This classic text, first published in 1971, has introduced tens of thousands of students to sound reasoning using a wealth of current, relevant, and stimulating examples all put together and explained in Howard Kahane's uniquely witty and invigorating writing style. Long the choice of instructors who want to "keep students interested", LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC combines examples from TV, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and, in typical Kahanian fashion, our nation¹s political dialogue. The text not only brings the concepts alive for students, but puts critical thinking skills into a context that students will retain and use throughout their lives. This is a book you can actually count on students to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534626044
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/02/2005
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Preface. 1. Good and Bad Reasoning. 2. More on Deduction and Induction. 3. Fallacious Reasoning: Part One. 4. Fallacious Reasoning: Part Two. 5. Fallacious Reasoning: Part Three. 6. Psychological Impediments to Cogent Reasoning: Shooting Ourselves in the Foot. 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. Glossary. Index.

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