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

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1133942288
ISBN-13:
9781133942283
Pub. Date:
01/01/2013
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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

Long the choice of instructors who want to "keep students engaged," LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC: THE USE OF REASON IN EVERYDAY LIFE, Thirteenth Edition, introduces students to sound reasoning using current, relevant, and stimulating examples in a witty and invigorating writing style. Combining examples from television, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and our nation's political dialogue, this classic text brings the concepts to life and puts critical-thinking skills into a context that students will retain and use throughout their lives.

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ISBN-13: 9781133942283
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,055,841
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Frank Boardman is a visiting assistant professor at Dickinson College. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2016.

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

Howard Kahane received a master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a professor of philosophy at Bernard M. Baruch college in New York and 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.

Table of Contents

1. Good and Bad Reasoning. 2. More on Deduction and Induction. 3. Fallacies: Questionable Premises. 4. Fallacies: Invalid Inferences. 5. Fallacies: Misusing Induction. 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. New Media, Cyberculture and Public Discourse. 13. Argument and Rhetoric in Fiction. Appendix: More on Cogent Reasoning. Answers to Starred Exercise Items. Bibliography. Annotated List of Periodicals. Glossary. Index.

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