Critical Thinking and Everyday Argument

ISBN-10: 053460174X
ISBN-13: 9780534601744
Edition: 2005
Authors: Jay VerLinden
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Book details

List price: $199.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

This text introduces students to fundamental principles of argumentation and critical thinking and teaches them that argument is a part of everyday life. It draws on everyday experiences and examples to demonstrate principles of logic, forms of reasoning, propositions and stock issues, evidence, language, and refutation. It also addresses the use of the principles in contexts such as public communication, dyadic argumentation, and small group settings.

Preface
Introductory Concepts
Argumentation
Critical Thinking
Ethics in Argumentation
Introduction to Argumentative Fallacies
Creating Arguments
Formal Logic: The Classical Structure of Arguments
The Toulmin Model of Argumentation
Forms of Reasoning
Propositions and Stock Issues
Evidence
Language and Argumentation
Refutation
Contexts and Applications
Persuasive Public Speaking
Critical Listening
Dyadic Argumentation
Argumentation and Small Groups
The Scientific Method and Critical Thinking
Appendix: Secretary of State Colin Powell's Speech to the United Nations Security Council, February 5
2003 Glossary of Common Informal Fallacies
Glossary of Key Concepts
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