Critical Thinking and Communication The Use of Reason in Argument

ISBN-10: 0205672930
ISBN-13: 9780205672936
Edition: 6th 2010
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Description: Relating common theoretical models to true-to-life examples from law, ethics, education, and business, the authors stress the importance of argumentation in everyday life as they build reader competence and critical awareness. Critical Thinking and  More...

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Book details

List price: $149.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Relating common theoretical models to true-to-life examples from law, ethics, education, and business, the authors stress the importance of argumentation in everyday life as they build reader competence and critical awareness. Critical Thinking and Communicationencourages readers to develop skills in both constructing and refuting arguments in a variety of contexts from informal conversations to structured debates. Through exercises and examples, readers learn how to create arguments, developed extended cases, and how to critically understand and interpret them. The Sixth Edition continues to help readers conceptualize argumentation in the larger framework of verbal and written communication, from public speaking and debating to interpersonal, intercultural, and small group communication.

Preface
Developing A Conceptual Framework For Argument
Argument and Critical Thought
Critical Thought
Argumentation and Argument Argument Contexts
Co-Orientational View of Argument
Perspectives on Argumentation
How Argument Perspectives are Used
Arguer-Based Argument
Co-Orientational Approach
Argument Cultures and Ethics
Culture and Argumentation
Ethics and Argumentation
Developing an Ethical Code
The Parts Of An Argument
Claims and Propositions
Nature of Claims and Propositions
Formulating a Proposition
Classification of Claims
Evidence
Nature of Evidence
Types of Evidence
Evaluating Evidence
Evaluating Statistical Evidence
Presenting Evidence
Reasoning
Role of the Advocate
Formal Logic and Practical Reasoning
Reasoning as Inference Making
Presenting And Critically Evaluating Arguments
Communicating Arguments
Arguer as Communicator
Characteristics of Recipients
Communication Strategies, Techniques, and Principles Using Language
Argument Analysis and Criticism
Benefits of Argument Analysis
An Approach for Analysis
Understanding Fallacies
Developing And Arguing Extended Cases
Case Construction and Arguing About Facts
Arguing about Facts, Values, and Policies
Relating Facts, Values, and Polices
Issue Mapping
Principles of Case Construction
Principles of Refutation
Developing Fact-Based Cases
Arguing About Values
Values and Value Systems
The Process of Value Change
Values and Argumentation
Stock Issues for Value
Arguments Issues Brief
Arguing About Polices
The Future Nature of Policies
Policy Systems
Stock Issues in Policy Arguments
The Issues
Brief Alternative Formats for Arguing Policies
Alternative Formats for Refuting Policies

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