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Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation

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Part of Critical Reasoning and Argumentation

  • Date Published: October 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521530200

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  • Presenting the basic tools for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of common arguments for beginners, this book informs by using examples of arguments in dialogues, both in the text itself and in the exercises. (Examples of controversial legal, political, and ethical arguments are analyzed.) Illustrating the most common kinds of arguments, the book also explains how to evaluate each kind by critical questioning. Douglas Walton demonstrates the reasonable nature of arguments under the right dialogue conditions by using critical questions to evaluate them.

    • Based on solid research on argumentation and informal logic representing the state of the art method and techniques
    • Uses realistic dialogues featuring examples of political, scientific and legal argumentation familiar to students both from university and everyday life
    • Instead of simply rejecting everyday arguments as fallacious on an intuitive basis, offers guidelines for pinpointing their strengths and weaknesses
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    • Date Published: October 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521530200
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 175 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Arguments and dialogues
    2. Concepts useful for understanding arguments
    3. Argumentation schemes
    4. Argument reconstruction
    5. Dialogues
    6. Detecting bias
    7. Relevance
    8. Practical reasoning in a dialogical framework.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Argument and Persuasion
    • Argumentation
    • Concepts of the Person
    • Critical Argumenation and Fallacy Theory
    • Critical thnking
    • Foundations of Logic and Scientific Methods
    • Introduction to Debate
    • Logic & Critical Thinking
    • Logical and Critical Thinking
    • Public Advocacy
  • Author

    Douglas Walton, University of Winnipeg, Canada

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