Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation
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Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation by Douglas N. Walton
Book DescriptionFundamentals of Critical Argumentation presents the basic tools for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of common arguments for beginners. The book teaches 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 shows how arguments can be reasonable under the right dialogue conditions by using critical questions to evaluate them. The book teaches by example, both in the text itself and in exercises, but it is based on methods that have been developed through the author's thirty years of research in argumentation studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521530200
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas N. Walton
Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation, Hardback (October 2005)
This book presents the basic tools for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of common arguments.
Argumentation Schemes for Presumptive Reasoning, Paperback (December 1995)
This text identifies 25 argumentation schemes for presumptive reasoning and marches a set of critical questions to each. These two elements are then used to evaluate a given argument in a particular case in relation to a context of dialogue in which the argument occurred.
Slippery Slope Arguments, Hardback (March 1992)» View all books by Douglas N. Walton
A "slippery slope argument" is one where you find yourself involved in a sequence of inescapable consequences leading to a disastrous outcome. The author examines these arguments used in issues such as abortion, euthanasia, pornography and censorship, and the decriminalization of marijuana.
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