Argumentation and Debate Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making

ISBN-10: 0534561152

ISBN-13: 9780534561154

Edition: 10th 2000

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List price: $86.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/20/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.51" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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.

Prefacep. xv
Critical Thinkingp. 1
Debatep. 4
Individual Decisionsp. 7
Group Discussionp. 8
Persuasionp. 9
Propagandap. 10
Coercionp. 11
Combination of Methodsp. 12
Exercisesp. 12
Applied and Academic Debatep. 15
Applied Debatep. 15
Academic Debatep. 18
Ethical Standards for Debatep. 30
Exercisesp. 33
Stating the Controversyp. 35
Defining the Controversyp. 36
Phrasing the Debate Propositionp. 37
Presumption and Burden of Proofp. 39
Types of Debate Propositionsp. 45
Exercisesp. 48
Analyzing the Controversyp. 50
The Importance of Defining Termsp. 50
Methods of Defining Termsp. 52
Issuesp. 60
Exercisesp. 70
Exploring the Controversyp. 72
Brainstorming for Ideasp. 72
Locating Sources of Materialp. 75
Reading with a Purposep. 81
Reading Criticallyp. 82
Recording Materialsp. 82
Organizing Materialsp. 86
Exercisesp. 88
Evidencep. 90
Sources of Evidencep. 92
Types of Evidencep. 97
The Probative Force of Evidencep. 105
Exercisesp. 107
Tests of Evidencep. 108
Uses of Tests of Evidencep. 108
Tests of Credible Evidencep. 110
Tests of Audience Acceptabilityp. 126
Exercisesp. 130
The Structure of Reasoningp. 132
The Classical Structuresp. 132
The Elements of Any Argumentp. 142
Extending the Elements of an Argumentp. 146
Exercisesp. 147
Types of Reasoningp. 148
The Degree of Cogencyp. 148
Tests of Reasoning and Their Usesp. 151
General Tests of Reasoningp. 152
Types of Reasoning and Tests for Each Typep. 153
Exercisesp. 166
Obstacles to Clear Thinkingp. 167
Fallacies of Evidencep. 169
Fallacies of Reasoningp. 169
Fallacies of Languagep. 171
Fallacies of Pseudoargumentsp. 173
Exercisesp. 179
Requirements of the Casep. 181
Requirements of a Prima Facie Casep. 182
Requirements of a Value Casep. 183
Requirements of a Policy Casep. 185
Requirements Common to Both Value and Policy Propositionsp. 190
Exercisesp. 194
Building the Affirmative Casep. 196
Objectives of the Affirmative Casep. 197
Proposition of Value Affirmative Casesp. 198
Proposition of Policy Affirmative Casesp. 200
Building for Optimum Capabilityp. 217
Exercisesp. 218
Building the Negative Casep. 220
Objectives of the Negative Casep. 220
Proposition of Value Negative Casesp. 222
Proposition of Policy Negative Casesp. 224
Exercisesp. 249
Refutationp. 250
Shifting the Burden of Rebuttalp. 250
Purpose and Place of Refutationp. 251
Preparing for Refutationp. 252
Arranging Material for Refutationp. 254
Selecting Evidence and Reasoningp. 254
The Structure of Refutationp. 260
Methods of Refutationp. 262
Exercisesp. 263
Presenting the Case: Compositionp. 264
Analysis of the Audiencep. 264
Written and Oral Stylesp. 269
A Philosophy of Stylep. 270
Factors of Style in Speech Compositionp. 270
Rhetorical Factors in Speech Compositionp. 274
Editingp. 280
Exercisesp. 280
Presenting the Case: Deliveryp. 282
Methods of Deliveryp. 282
Steps to Good Deliveryp. 286
Nonverbal Communicationp. 288
Special Considerations: Tournament Debate Deliveryp. 292
Exercisesp. 293
Evaluating the Debatep. 295
Functions of the Judgep. 295
Judging Philosophiesp. 300
Functions of the Ballotp. 306
Special Ballots for Special Purposesp. 308
Exercisesp. 309
Modern Procedures: Academic Debate Formatsp. 310
Formats of Debatep. 310
The Audiencep. 323
Adapting the Debate to Communications Mediap. 324
Exercisesp. 327
Applied Parliamentary Debatep. 329
Sources of Parliamentary Debate Rulesp. 330
The Order of Businessp. 331
Presentation of Motionsp. 332
Precedence of Motionsp. 333
Purposes of Motionsp. 333
Unanimous Consentp. 338
Exercisesp. 338
Presidential Debatep. 341
The 1996 Clinton-Dole Debatep. 343
Exercisesp. 368
National Championship Debatep. 370
Exercisesp. 411
National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (NDT)p. 422
National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (CEDA)p. 428
Debate Bibliographyp. 431
Glossary of Terms in Argumentation and Debatep. 456
Indexp. 465
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