A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments
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Author: Anthony Weston
Pages: 88
ISBN: 0872209547
Release: 2009
Editor: Hackett Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer--translated into eight languages--remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess arguments and how to cogently construct them. The fourth edition offers a revamped and more tightly focused approach to extended arguments, a new chapter on oral arguments, and updated examples and topics throughout.

A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments
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Author: Anthony Weston
Pages: 118
ISBN: 162466654X
Release: 2018-02
Editor: Hackett Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments
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Author: Anthony Weston
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9781624666551
Release: 2018-02-01
Editor: Hackett Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments
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Author: Anthony Weston
Pages: 98
ISBN: 0872201562
Release: 1992-01-01
Editor: Unknown

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Rulebook for Arguments

Rulebook for Arguments
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Author: Anthony Weston
Pages: 102
ISBN: 1624667392
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

A Workbook for Arguments

A Workbook for Arguments
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Author: David R. Morrow,Anthony Weston
Pages: 465
ISBN: 160384550X
Release: 2011
Editor: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The Workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the Rulebook, while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises."

Being Logical

Being Logical
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Author: D.Q. McInerny
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781588363770
Release: 2004-08-03
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An essential tool for our post-truth world: a witty primer on logic—and the dangers of illogical thinking—by a renowned Notre Dame professor Logic is synonymous with reason, judgment, sense, wisdom, and sanity. Being logical is the ability to create concise and reasoned arguments—arguments that build from given premises, using evidence, to a genuine conclusion. But mastering logical thinking also requires studying and understanding illogical thinking, both to sharpen one’s own skills and to protect against incoherent, or deliberately misleading, reasoning. Elegant, pithy, and precise, Being Logical breaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. D. Q. McInerney covers the sources of illogical thinking, from naïve optimism to narrow-mindedness, before dissecting the various tactics—red herrings, diversions, and simplistic reasoning—the illogical use in place of effective reasoning. An indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life, this is a concise, crisply readable book. Written explicitly for the layperson, McInerny’s Being Logical promises to take its place beside Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style as a classic of lucid, invaluable advice. Praise for Being Logical “Highly readable . . . D. Q. McInerny offers an introduction to symbolic logic in plain English, so you can finally be clear on what is deductive reasoning and what is inductive. And you’ll see how deductive arguments are constructed.”—Detroit Free Press “McInerny’s explanatory outline of sound thinking will be eminently beneficial to expository writers, debaters, and public speakers.”—Booklist “Given the shortage of logical thinking, And the fact that mankind is adrift, if not sinking, It is vital that all of us learn to think straight. And this small book by D.Q. McInerny is great. It follows therefore since we so badly need it, Everybody should not only but it, but read it.” —Charles Osgood

Understanding Arguments

Understanding Arguments
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Author: Robert J. Fogelin,Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0155926721
Release: 1991
Editor: Harcourt College Pub

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Arguments about Arguments

Arguments about Arguments
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Author: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Pages: 467
ISBN: 0521853273
Release: 2005-07-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book brings together essays by one of the pre-eminent scholars of informal logic.

Logically Fallacious

Logically Fallacious
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Author: Bo Bennett
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781456607371
Release: 2012-02-19
Editor: eBookIt.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions. Logically Fallacious is one of the most comprehensive collections of logical fallacies with all original examples and easy to understand descriptions, perfect for educators, debaters, or anyone who wants to improve his or her reasoning skills. "Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime." - Bo Bennett This 2021 Edition includes dozens of more logical fallacies with many updated examples.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
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Author: Ali Almossawi
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781615192267
Release: 2014-09-23
Editor: The Experiment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle). Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result (the argument from consequences). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

How to Win Every Argument

How to Win Every Argument
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Author: Madsen Pirie
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781472526977
Release: 2015-03-12
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the second edition of this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie builds upon his guide to using - and indeed abusing - logic in order to win arguments. By including new chapters on how to win arguments in writing, in the pub, with a friend, on Facebook and in 140 characters (on Twitter), Pirie provides the complete guide to triumphing in altercations ranging from the everyday to the downright serious. He identifies with devastating examples all the most common fallacies popularly used in argument. We all like to think of ourselves as clear-headed and logical - but all readers will find in this book fallacies of which they themselves are guilty. The author shows you how to simultaneously strengthen your own thinking and identify the weaknesses in other people arguments. And, more mischievously, Pirie also shows how to be deliberately illogical - and get away with it. This book will make you maddeningly smart: your family, friends and opponents will all wish that you had never read it. Publisher's warning: In the wrong hands this book is dangerous. We recommend that you arm yourself with it whilst keeping out of the hands of others. Only buy this book as a gift if you are sure that you can trust the recipient.

Come Let Us Reason

Come Let Us Reason
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Author: Paul Copan,William Lane Craig
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781433672200
Release: 2012
Editor: B&H Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Divine hiddenness, naturalism, Zeitgeist: The Movie, Hinduism. Addressing contemporary challenges to the church, nineteen respected modern Christian apologists offer thoughtful new essays on culture, the historical Jesus, other religions, and more.

Nonsense

Nonsense
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Author: Robert J. Gula
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780975366264
Release: 2007
Editor: Axios Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nonsense is the best compilation and study of verbal logical fallacies available anywhere. It is a handbook of the myriad ways we go about being illogical—how we deceive others and ourselves, how we think and argue in ways that are disorderly, disorganized, or irrelevant. Nonsense is also a short course in nonmathematical logical thinking, especially important for students of philosophy and economics. A book of remarkable scholarship, Nonsense is unexpectedly relaxed, informal, and accessible.

Tallinn Manual 2 0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations

Tallinn Manual 2 0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations
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Author: Michael N. Schmitt
Pages: 638
ISBN: 9781107177222
Release: 2017-02-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The new edition of the highly influential Tallinn Manual, which outlines public international law as it applies to cyber operations.

Informal Logical Fallacies

Informal Logical Fallacies
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Author: Jacob E Van Vleet
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9780761872542
Release: 2021-01-15
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Informal Logical Fallacies: A Brief Guide is a systematic and concise introduction to more than fifty logical fallacies. This revised edition includes updated examples, exercises, and a new chapter on non-Western logical fallacies.

The Tools of Argument

The Tools of Argument
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Author: Joel P Trachtman
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1481246380
Release: 2013
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Joel Trachtman's book presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations or yourself.

Mesmerism and Christian Science

Mesmerism and Christian Science
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Author: Frank Podmore
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781108072465
Release: 2011-05-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Published in 1909, Mesmerism and Christian Science explores the relationship between science and spiritualism through history.

Thinking Through Questions

Thinking Through Questions
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Author: Anthony Weston,Stephen Bloch-Schulman
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781624668678
Release: 2020-03-01
Editor: Hackett Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Thinking Through Questions is an accessible and compact guide to the art of questioning, covering both the use and abuse of questions. Animated by wide-ranging and engaging exercises and examples, the book helps students deepen their understanding of how questions work and what questions do, and builds the skills needed to ask better questions. Cowritten by two of today's leading philosopher-teachers, Thinking Through Questions is specifically designed to complement, connect, and motivate today’s standard curricula, especially for classes in critical thinking, philosophical questioning, and creative problem- solving (called here "expansive questioning"). Offering students a wide and appreciative look at questions and questioning, this small book will also appeal to faculty and students across the disciplines: in college writing courses, creativity workshops, education schools, introductions to college thinking, design thinking projects, and humanities and thinking classes. Open-ended, creative, and critically self-possessed thinking is its constant theme—what field doesn’t need more of that?

The Incompleat Eco Philosopher

The Incompleat Eco Philosopher
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Author: Anthony Weston
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0791476707
Release: 2009-01-15
Editor: SUNY Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collected essays present Weston’s pragmatic environmental philosophy, calling for reconstruction and imagination rather than deconstruction and analysis.