Argumentation and Debate

ISBN-10: 1133311601
ISBN-13: 9781133311607
Edition: 13th 2014
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Book details

List price: $256.95
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.772

Widely praised, ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE, 13E, uses a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material easy for students to understand. The authors have adapted the text over the years to match changing practices in debate and teaching while preserving classical and conventional approaches to learning debate. This edition retains its rhetorical roots with a flexible tone open to a diverse array of debate styles that is appropriate in the contemporary context. It values the importance of inclusion and sensitivity to differences of culture, gender, orientation, class and other factors as they impact communicative choices and argumentation. The authors have a preference for team topic evidence-based policy debate; however, the text strives to offer viable tools for a wide range of readers interested in improving their critical thinking for reasoned decision making.

David L. Steinberg has been The University of Miami's director of debate since 1990. His teams are respected, successful, and have won many awards. They participate in competitive policy debate, parliamentary debate, and frequent public debates. Steinberg was the president of the Cross Examination Debate Association in 2006-2007. CEDA is the professional organization which sponsors and represents intercollegiate policy debate teams in the United States. Steinberg serves in national leadership positions in the American Forensic Association and the National Communication Association. At The University of Miami, he is a lecturer in Communication Studies and teaches courses in Communication Theory, Persuasion, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Organizational Communication, Political Communication, Public Speaking, Business Communication, and Argumentation and Debate. His research and scholarly efforts include Argument in the Public Sphere, Political Communication and Campaign Debates, Academic Debate and Pedagogy, and Rhetorical Criticism. Steinberg is adviser to the Miami Dade Urban Debate League, Lambda Pi Eta Communication Studies Honorary, The National Communication Association Student Club at UM, and the UM Chapter of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha National Forensics Honorary. Steinberg has served as a mentor in the UM Student Athlete Mentoring Program and is a lecturer for the Butler Center for Leadership and Service, the University of Miami Freshman Experience, and the Intensive English Program. He holds a Master's Degree in Communication from The University of Tennessee and has completed significant post-graduate work in Communication Studies, Education, and Human Resource Development from The Pennsylvania State University and from Florida International University. Prior to joining the faculty at UM, Steinberg taught and directed debaters at Middle Tennessee State, Penn State, George Mason, and Towson Universities.

Preface
Argumentation, Critical Thinking, and Decision Making
Debate
Individual Decisions
Group Discussion
Persuasion
Propaganda
Coercion
Combination of Methods
Ethical Decision Making
Exercises
Foundations of Debate
Applied Debate
Academic Debate
Ethical Standards For Debate
Exercises
The Foundations of Argument
Classical Traditions
The Classical Structures of Argument
The Elements of Any Argument (Toulmin's Model)
Types of Reasoning
Exercises
Obstacles to Clear Thinking
Fallacies of Evidence
Fallacies of Reasoning
Fallacies of Language
Fallacies of Pseudoarguments
Aristotles Sham Enthymemes
Conclusion
Exercises
Ethical and Cultural Considerations in Argumentation and Debate
Ethics
Culture and Cultural Studies
Exercises
The Debate Proposition
Defining the Controversy
Phrasing the Debate Proposition
Types of Debate Propositions
Presumption and Burden of Proof
Exercises
Analyzing the Proposition
The Importance of Defining Terms
Methods of Defining Terms
Issues
Exercises
Evidence and Proof
Sources of Evidence
Types of Evidence
The Probative Force of Evidence
Exercises
Tests of Evidence
Uses of Tests of Evidence
Tests of Credible Evidence
Tests of Audience Acceptability
Exercises
Gathering and Organizing Support
Renewing and Generating Ideas
The Research Process
Reading with a Purpose
Reading Critically
Recording Materials
Organizing Materials
Exercises
Arguing For the Proposition
Objectives of the Affirmative Case
Proposition of Value Affirmative Cases
Proposition of Policy Affirmative Cases
Building for Optimum Capability
Alternative Debate Approaches
Exercises
Arguing Against the Proposition
Objectives of the Negative
Proposition of Value Negative Cases
Proposition of Policy Negative Approaches
Exercises
Cross-Examination
Purposes of Cross-Examination
Strategies for Cross-Examination
Exercise
Refutation
The Shifting Burden of Rebuttal
Purpose and Place of Refutation
Preparing for Refutation
Preparation: Arranging Material for Refutation
Selecting and Extending Evidence and Reasoning
The Structure of Refutation
Methods of Refutation
Exercises
Listening and Evaluation
Steps in Effective Listening
Judging the Debate
Functions of the Judge
Judging Philosophies
Functions of the Judge's Decision
Exercises
Debate as Public Speaking
Public Speaking Anxiety
The Elements of Effective Public Speaking
Exercises
Formats in Academic Debate
Formats of Debate
Exercises
Political Campaign Debates
Format
Functions and Strategies
Effects and Impacts
A Brief History of Presidential Debates
The Future of Campaign Debates as Debates
Exercises
Applied Parliamentary Debate
Sources of Parliamentary Debate Rules
The Order of Business
Presentation of Motions
Precedence of Motions
Purposes of Motions
Unanimous Consent
Exercises
Public Debating
Public Debate Formats
Public Debate Tips
Exercises
Debate Quick Start
An Affirmative Case
Debate and Technology
Debate Propositions
Debate Bibliography
Glossary of Terms in Argumentation and Debate
Index

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