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A brief introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Release: 2000
File: 87 Pages
ISBN-13: 0872205525

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Genre: Argument
Author: Anthony Weston
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Release: 1992-01-01
File: 98 Pages
ISBN-13: 0872201562

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David Morrow and Anthony Weston build on Weston's acclaimed A Rulebook for Arguments to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. Features of the book include: Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of actual arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, YouTube videos, and other sources. Practical advice to help students succeed when applying the Rulebook's rules. Suggestions for further practice that outline activities students can do by themselves or with classmates to improve their critical thinking skills. Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments designed to engage students in critical thinking. An appendix on mapping arguments, a topic not included in the Rulebook, that introduces students to this vital skill in evaluating or constructing complex and multi-step arguments. Model responses to odd-numbered exercises, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected model responses as well as further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, and ethical issues raised by the exercises. The third edition of Workbook contains the entire text of the recent fifth edition of the Rulebook, supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises. Updated and improved homework exercises ensure that the examples continue to resonate with today’s students. Roughly one-third of the exercises have been replaced with updated or improved examples. A new chapter on engaging constructively in public debates—including five new sets of exercises—trains students to engage respectfully and constructively on controversial topics, an increasingly important skill in our hyper-partisan age. Three new critical thinking activities offer further opportunities to practice constructive dialogue.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: David R. Morrow
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Release: 2019-11-18
File: 596 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781624668791

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"The Workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the Rulebook, while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises."

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: David R. Morrow
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
Release: 2011
File: 465 Pages
ISBN-13: 160384550X

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Love matters. Whether it's the romantic kind or the emotional bond between you and family or friends. Indeed latest research suggests that those who love and are loved are significantly more likely to be alive in 10 years time than those without love in their lives. Love makes us happy, and the happier we are, the longer it seems we tend to live. So, why is it that some people find relationships so easy? We all know the kind of person, married forever, connected with their family, and strong friendships that have stood the test of time from all stages of life. The people who make friends easily, who have someone utterly devoted to them and for whom many would do anything. What do they know and do that the rest of us could learn from? That's what you'll find in this book. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: FT Press
Release: 2013-02-25
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780133384314

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: James A. Herrick
Publisher: Strata Publishing Company
Release: 2011-01-01
File: 306 Pages
ISBN-13: 1891136267

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This book is an introduction to the conventions of writing with sources at the college level. Some readers will have been trained in writing with sources before coming to college; others will have had little or no training. Writing With Sources is addressed to both groups. Without a grasp of this information you risk taking valuable time away from the students creative process of writing and in certain circumstances could face disciplinary action. Even if you believe you already understand when and how to cite sources, you should compare your understanding with the instructions in this book.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Gordon Harvey
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Release: 2008-03-01
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 160384483X

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Fallacies and Argument Appraisal presents an introduction to the nature, identification, and causes of fallacious reasoning, along with key questions for evaluation. Drawing from the latest work on fallacies as well as some of the standard ideas that have remained relevant since Aristotle, Christopher Tindale investigates central cases of major fallacies in order to understand what has gone wrong and how this has occurred. Dispensing with the approach that simply assigns labels and brief descriptions of fallacies, Tindale provides fuller treatments that recognize the dialectical and rhetorical contexts in which fallacies arise. This volume analyzes major fallacies through accessible, everyday examples. Critical questions are developed for each fallacy to help the student identify them and provide considered evaluations.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Christopher W. Tindale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2007-01-22
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781139461849

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From daunting to doable in six steps The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including: A flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy’s process. Reflective Oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities. Links to online guides and resources. Expanded examples illustrating theoretical concepts.

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Genre: Education
Author: Lawrence A. Machi
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release: 2016-05-04
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506345536

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The demand for health information continues to increase, but the ability of health professionals to provide it clearly remains variable. The aim of this book is (1) to summarize and synthesize research on the selection and presentation of data pertinent to public health, and (2) to provide practical suggestions, based on this research summary and synthesis, on how scientists and other public health practitioners can better communicate data to the public, policy makers, and the press in typical real-world situations. Because communication is complex and no one approach works for all audiences, the authors emphasize how to communicate data "better" (and in some instances, contrast this with how to communicate data "worse"), rather than attempting a cookbook approach. The book contains a wealth of case studies and other examples to illustrate major points, and actual situations whenever possible. Key principles and recommendations are summarized at the end of each chapter. This book will stimulate interest among public health practitioners, scholars, and students to more seriously consider ways they can understand and improve communication about data and other types of scientific information with the public, policy makers, and the press. Improved data communication will increase the chances that evidence-based scientific findings can play a greater role in improving the public's health.

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Genre: Medical
Author: David E Nelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2009-05-20
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199700721

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