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Public Argument
     

Public Argument

by Robert Weiss
 

Public Argument celebrates real argumentation for real people. Weiss guides the reader through the debate practice, providing instruction on how to participate in argumentation designed to facilitate reasoned deliberation by audiences in the public sphere. Contents: A Rationale for Public Argument; The "Public" in Public Argument; Formats for Public Debates;

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Public Argument celebrates real argumentation for real people. Weiss guides the reader through the debate practice, providing instruction on how to participate in argumentation designed to facilitate reasoned deliberation by audiences in the public sphere. Contents: A Rationale for Public Argument; The "Public" in Public Argument; Formats for Public Debates; Audience Members as Participants; Topics in the Public Realm; Analysis of Propositions and Audiences; Premises in Public Debate; Testing the Premises; The Warranting Process; Continuity and Clash; Facilitating Communication; Evaluation and Decisions; Planning and Administration.

Editorial Reviews

Argumentation and Advocacy
For courses that stress a style of in-class debate that encourage audience members to be active participants, this book offers a unique perspective.
National Forensic Journal
Weiss has composed a book that augments the educational mission of the National Forensic Association by reminding coaches and competitors that Public Argument is the raison d'etre of forensic competition.
Contemporary Argumentation and Debate
Public Argument makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the assumptions that underlie public debate activities...the text should be invaluable for instructors wishing to incorporate public performance into their classrooms, community service projects, or as a supplement to competitive tournament travel. The most significant value of [the book] may well lie with the contribution it makes to the ongoing debate about debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819199003
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.40(d)

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