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Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: Use of Reason Everyday Life / Edition 9
     

Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: Use of Reason Everyday Life / Edition 9

by Howard Kahane, Nancy M. Cavender
 

ISBN-10: 053453578X

ISBN-13: 9780534535780

Pub. Date: 08/03/2001

Publisher: Wadsworth

This leading text introduces students to good reasoning using a wealth of current, relevant, and stimulating examples all put together in Howard Kahane's uniquely witty and invigorating writing style that makes this the book of choice for keeping students interested. Combined with examples from TV, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and of course, our political

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This leading text introduces students to good reasoning using a wealth of current, relevant, and stimulating examples all put together in Howard Kahane's uniquely witty and invigorating writing style that makes this the book of choice for keeping students interested. Combined with examples from TV, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and of course, our political institutions, the text not only brings the concepts alive for students, but puts the skills into a context that students will retain and use throughout their lives. A book you can count on students to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534535780
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/03/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (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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