Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life / Edition 12

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Overview

This classic text 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 a witty and invigorating writing style. Long the choice of instructors who want to "keep students engaged," LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC: THE USE OF REASON IN EVERYDAY LIFE, Twelfth Edition, combines examples from television, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and our nation's political dialogue. The text not only brings the concepts to life for students but also puts critical-thinking skills into a context that students will retain and use throughout their lives.

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"Clear, focused, specific and logical."

"The writing is clear, easy to follow and lively."

"The text is very rich with examples, some of which are quite provocative."

"The text is strong in content, contextualization, and ease of comprehension."

"An incredibly readable book introducing students to logical and fallacious reasoning in more depth than we find in most English argumentation texts."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133942283
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 353,613
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy M. Cavender is Professor Emeritus at the College of Marin.

Howard Kahane (deceased) is considered one of the founders of the critical-thinking movement, an approach to logic that makes it less abstract and more practical as a tool for analyzing political and social issues.

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Table of Contents

1. Good and Bad Reasoning. 2. More on Deduction and Induction. 3. Fallacious Reasoning—1. 4. Fallacious Reasoning—2. 5. Fallacious Reasoning—3. 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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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Do not get!!

    For my class my teacher uses the whole book there are many pages that do not show up due to copyright restrictions. Also this version unlike the kinddle version is not available on any device other that a pc. How useless. I will never buy or rent text books on b&n again.

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