Critical Thinking and Everyday Argument (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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About the Author
Jay VerLinden is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Humboldt State University. He participated in competitive speech and debate through high school and college, and coached Forensics for 20 years before retiring from Forensics to become department chairman. He was the Director of Forensics at Wayne State College in Nebraska, Simpson College in Iowa, and Humboldt State University in California. He was the president of the Mid-America Forensics League and the Northern California Forensics Association. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part 1: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS. 1. Argumentation. 2. Critical Thinking. 3. Ethics in Argumentation. 4. Introduction to Argumentative Fallacies. Part 2: CREATING ARGUMENTS. 5. Formal Logic: The Classical Structure of Arguments. 6. The Toulmin Model of Argumentation. 7. Forms of Reasoning. 8. Propositions and Stock Issues. 9. Evidence. 10. Language and Argumentation. 11. Refutation. Part 3: CONTEXTS AND APPLICATIONS. 12. Persuasive Public Speaking. 13: Critical Listening. 14. Dyadic Argumentation. 15. Argumentation and Small Groups. 16. The Scientific Method and Critical Thinking. Appendix: Secretary of State Colin Powell's Speech to the United Nations Security Council, February 5, 2003. Glossary of Common Informal Fallacies. Glossary of Key Concepts. Sources.