Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life / Edition 7

Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life / Edition 7

by Howard Kahane
     
 

The best introduction to good reasoning available today, Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life effectively illustrates when rational thought is skewed and the importance of background beliefs to cogent reasoning. On every page, these authors invite you to laugh, ponder, roll your eyes in disbelief at the flagrant dispensers of rhetoric… See more details below

Overview

The best introduction to good reasoning available today, Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life effectively illustrates when rational thought is skewed and the importance of background beliefs to cogent reasoning. On every page, these authors invite you to laugh, ponder, roll your eyes in disbelief at the flagrant dispensers of rhetoric that we love to hate - and, in the process, hone your own reasoning skills to a fine point.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534254643
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 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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