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: 312,966
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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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