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

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

by Nancy M. Cavender, Howard Kahane
     
 

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 interested", LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC: THE USE OF REASON IN EVERYDAY LIFE, 11E

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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 interested", LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC: THE USE OF REASON IN EVERYDAY LIFE, 11E 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. This is a book you can actually count on students to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133942283
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
123,185
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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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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