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Argumentation Inquiry and Advocacy

ISBN-10: 0130887749
ISBN-13: 9780130887740
Edition: 3rd 1997 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $183.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This book presents a coherent introduction to the fundamental concepts of argumentation and debate, argumentation theory, and critical thinking. As the title suggests, the reader learns how to use argumentation effectively as a means of discovering what is worthy of belief and for gaining the support of others. Now comprised of nineteen in-depth chapters, this best-selling book offers a broad view of argumentation. The first two sections explain the field invariant concepts of critical inquiry. These chapters feature such concepts as propositions, data, inductive and deductive forms of argument, and fallacies. The third section examines the application of argumentation in advocacy situations. Readers will learn about propositions of fact/value and policy, the implication of argument fields and the narrative paradigm on the development and evaluation of argument, and the unique rhetorical challenges involved in communication arguments. The final section offers description and in-depth consideration of affirmative and negative strategies. In addition, the discussion of refutation and cross-examination is comprehensive and useful to both academic debaters and non-debaters.

Preface
Foundations Argumentation as Inquiry and Advocacy
A Perspective on Argumentation
Basic Concepts
Critical Inquiry
The Nature of Argument
Discovering Data
Testing Data
Inductive Arguments
Deductive Arguments
Fallacies
Argumentative Advocacy
Analysis of Proposition of Fact/Value
Analysis of Proposition of Policy Controversy
Organizing and Briefing
Fields and Forums
Narrative
Communicating Argument
Academic Debate
Formats for Academic Debate
Refutation
Cross-Examination
Affirmative Case Strategies
Negative Case Strategies
Appendix
Glossary of Academic Debate Terms
Index

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