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Advocacy and Opposition : An Introduction to Argumentation - 5th edition

by Karen C. Rybacki and Donald Jay Rybacki

Advocacy and Opposition : An Introduction to Argumentation (ISBN10: 0205380336; ISBN13: 9780205380336)
ISBN13: 978-0205380336
ISBN10: 0205380336

Summary: A comprehensive and practical approach to argumentation and critical thinking for the beginning student who needs to construct and present arguments on questions of fact, value, and policy.

This text offers a theoretical view of the nature of argument in our society, a discussion of arguing as a form of communication, and a focus on how arguments are created using the Toulmin model of argument. By blending traditional and contemporary views on the nature o ...show moref argument (including multicultural perspectives on the purpose and process of argument, ethics, and values), Advocacy and Opposition makes students more aware of both the development of theory and practice competing views, providing a well-rounded approach to their study of argumentation.

Features :

  • Presents separate discussions of the techniques and strategies of fact, value, and policy arguments to equip students to do the kind of writing and speaking they are frequently asked to do in other courses.
  • Includes an in-depth discussion of the different types of reasoning--beyond a simple discussion of induction and deduction--to enable students to critically examine the thinking behind arguments they make as well as those they read and hear.
  • Uses the Toulmin model of argument as the basis for explaining how the parts of an argument fit together to equip students to construct their own arguments and think critically about the arguments of others.
  • Incorporates real-life examples drawn from public debates in which real people argue real issues, helping students grasp these concepts using examples they hear discussed outside of class.
  • Incorporates graphic depictions of the relationship between the parts of an argument (grounds, warrant, claims, etc.) to make the material more accessible.
  • Contains a chapter on oral and written presentation skills to facilitate the translation of theory into practice (Ch. 12).
  • Discusses the strengths and weaknesses for print versus electronic sources of information, showing the unique values of each.

New To This Edition :
  • Addresses cultural differences that exist regarding the nature of argumentation, its purpose and processes, in building toward a definition of argumentation in a revised Chapter 1.
  • Explains how cultural differences relate to differing ethical sensibilities, builds overriding ethical principles with an eye toward finding areas of commonality to bridge these differences, and provides a brief discussion of pragma-dialectics.
  • Reflects significant changes in Internet research (Ch. 6), directing students to a wide variety of electronic resources to enable them to extend their research base.
  • Examines the differences in values that exist between cultures as both a locus of potential value conflict and an impetus for possible value change, providing key information that will benefit today's students.
  • Relates the examples of type of evidence and the discussion of tests of evidence to a single topic (rather than several different topics) to more clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of research strategies.
  • Streamlines Appendix A (debate) and Appendix B (brief writing) to reflect current practice and provide more useful guidance.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 05/20/2003
International: No

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