The Practice of Argumentation: Effective Reasoning in Communication (Hardcover)

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This book uses different perspectives on argumentation to show how we create arguments, test them, attack and defend them, and deploy them effectively to justify beliefs and influence others. David Zarefsky uses a range of contemporary examples to show how arguments work and how they can be put together, beginning with simple individual arguments, and proceeding to the construction and analysis of complex cases incorporating different structures. Special attention is given to evaluating evidence and reasoning, the building blocks of argumentation. Zarefsky provides clear guidelines and tests for different kinds of arguments, as well as exercises that show student readers how to apply theories to arguments in everyday and public life. His comprehensive and integrated approach toward argumentation theory and practice will help readers to become more adept at critically examining everyday arguments as well as constructing arguments that will convince others.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781107034716
ISBN-10: 110703471X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 19th, 2019
Pages: 282
Language: English
Series: Critical Reasoning and Argumentation