Logical Self-Defense / Edition 1

Logical Self-Defense / Edition 1

by Ralph Henry Johnson, J. Anthony Blair, Anthony Blair
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070326665

ISBN-13: 9780070326668

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

LOGICAL SELF-DEFENSE is ideal for U.S. courses in reasoning,critical thinking,and informal logic. It may also be used in "introduction to logic" courses with a strong emphasis on ordinary language arguments. The text provides step by step guidelines for constructing arguments and analyzing of others. The text offers a positive approach to argument analysis,viewing…  See more details below

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LOGICAL SELF-DEFENSE is ideal for U.S. courses in reasoning,critical thinking,and informal logic. It may also be used in "introduction to logic" courses with a strong emphasis on ordinary language arguments. The text provides step by step guidelines for constructing arguments and analyzing of others. The text offers a positive approach to argument analysis,viewing bad arguments as deviations from the patterns of good arguments. The use of fallacy theory for criticism of arguments is one of the hallmarks of the text. Boxes,numerous examples,exercises (some answered in the appendix),glossary,and clear writing style make the text especially appealing for a first course in logic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070326668
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
U.S. ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
SECTION I: THE BASIC TOOLS
1. Identifying Arguments
2. Interpreting Arguments
3. Fundamentals of Argument Construction and Evaluation
SECTION II: FALLACIES
4. 3 Basic Fallacies
5. Fallacies of Diversion
6. Fallacies of Impersonation
7. Fallacies of Language and Meaning
8. Fallacies of Intimidation
9. The Causes of Fallacious Reasoning.
SECTION III: ARGUMENTATION AND MASS MEDIA
10. Dealing with News Media
11. Advertising: Games People Play
SECTION IV: ADVANCED ARGUMENTATION
12. Constructing Arguments
13. Analyzing Extended Arguments

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