Writing Logically Thinking Critically with Readings

ISBN-10: 0321038037
ISBN-13: 9780321038036
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $150.20
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.376

Writing Logically, Thinking Critically with Readingsshows readers how to analyze and evaluate the arguments of others and to construct logical arguments on their own.Writing Logically, Thinking Critically with Readings enables its readers to write in all disciplines, to choose wisely as voters and consumers, and to advocate their own ideas. This edition combines the time tested, original guide to reasoning and writing, with selected contemporary readings that demand critical thought. Readings include five sections focused on the broad issues of: First Amendment Rights, Bioethics, Sexual Harassment, Romance and Marriage, and Language and Meaning. This issues and readings were chosen for their quality of writing and diverse points of view, serving to prompt writing, discussion, and the development of informed, critical opinions. For anyone interested in developing critical thinking and writing skills.

Preface
The Rhetoric
Thinking and Writing-A Critical Connection
Thinking Made Visible
The Power of Writing Persuasively
Our Multicultural Society
Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking as Self-Defense
An Open Mind-Examining Your Worldview
Profile of a Critical Thinker
Reason, Intuition, and Imagination
Audience and Purpose
Writing as a Process
Strategies for Generating Ideas
The First Draft
The Time To Be Critical
One Writer's Process
He Or She? What You Can Expect from This Book
More Than One Approach
Collaboration
Sharpening Sentence Skills
Enjoying The Challenge Of Thinking And Writing
Inference - Critical Thought
What Is An Inference? How Reliable Is An Inference
What Is a Fact? Facts and Journalism
What Is a Judgement? Application to Writing
Achieving a Balance Between Inference and Facts
Facts Only
Selecting Facts
Inferences Only
Reading Critically
Making Inferences-Writing About Fiction
Summary
Key Terms
The Structure of Argument
Premises and Conclusions
Distinguishing Between Premises and Conclusions
Standard Form
Ambiguous Argument Structure
Argument and Explanation-Distinctions
Application to Writing
Argument Structure, Logical Essay Organization, and Revision
Summaries
Strategies for Writing a Summary
Logical Relationships Between Ideas-Joining Words
Choice of Joining Words
Revising For Coherence
Hidden Assumptions in Argument
Dangers of Hidden Assumptions
Hidden Assumptions and Standard Form
Hidden Assumptions and Audience Awareness
Written Argument
Focusing Your Topic
The Issue
The Question at Issue
The Thesis
Two Kinds of Thesis Statement
Shaping a Written Argument-Rhetorical Strategies
The Introduction
The Development of Your Argument
How Many Premises Should An Argument Have? The Conclusion
A Dialectal Approach To Argument
Addressing Counterarguments
How Much Counterargument? Refutation and Concession
Rogerian Strategy
When There Is No Other Side
Application To Writing
Logical Joining of Contrasting and Concessive Ideas
The Concessive Sentence
More on Coherence
Sample Essays
Four Approaches To Writing Arguments
Summary
Key Terms
The Language of Argument-Definition
Logical Definition
Definition and the Social Sciences
Definition and Perception
Language: An Abstract Form of Symbols
The Importance Of Specificity
The Manipulation Of Language
Stipulating Personal Meaning
Plato
Shakespeare
Ambrose Bierce
Inventing New Words to Fill a Need
Summary
Key Terms
Logical Fallacies
What Is A Fallacious Argument? Some Common Fallacies
Key Terms
Deductive And Inductive Argument
Key Distinctions
Necessity Versus Probability
From General To Specific, Specific To General
The Relationship Between Induction And Deduction
Deductive Reasoning
Class Logic
Relationship Between Classes
Class Logic and the Syllogism
A Note on Deduction and Written Argument
Inductive Reasoning
Generalization
The Direction of Inductive Reasoning
Testing Inductive Generalizations
Hasty Generalizations
Thinking Critically About Surveys and Statistics
Application To Writing
Deduction, Induction, and Organizational Patterns
Summary
Key Terms
The Language of Argument -- Style
Sentence Length
Appositives—A Strategy for Defining and Identifying Terms within the Sentence
Appositives and Argument
Parallelism
The Structure of Parallelism
Logic of Parallel Series
Emphasizing Ideas with Parallelism
Sentence Focus&#8212;Techniques for Sharpening the Flow o<$$$>

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