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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534254640

ISBN-13: 9780534254643

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Wadsworth

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

Overview

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.

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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