Summary: Advocacy and Opposition: An Introduction to Argumentation, 6/e Donald Jay Rybacki,Northern Michigan University Karyn Charles Rybacki,Northern Michigan University Advocacy and Opposition: An Introduction to Argumentationpresents a comprehensive and practical approach to argumentation and critical thinking for the beginning student learning to construct and present arguments on questions of fact, value, and policy. Advocacy and Oppositionoffers a theoretical insight into the nat ...show moreure 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 of argument (including multicultural perspectives on the purpose and process of argument, ethics, and values),Advocacy and Oppositionmakes students more aware of the development of theory and practice. Features: Presentsseparate discussions of the techniques and strategiesof fact, value, and policy arguments to equip students with the writing and speaking tools they need to succeed in their college courses. Includes anin-depth discussion of the different types of reasoningto enable students to critically examine the thinking behind arguments they make as well as those they read and hear. Employs theToulmin model of argumentto explain how the parts of an argument fit together to help students construct their own arguments and think critically about the arguments of others (Chapter 5). New to This Edition: Phrasing propositions and defining terms section streamlines the process of phrasing and defining; includes a discussion of problems created by relying exclusively on standard dictionaries as well as the value of using specialized dictionaries (Chapter 3). Reasoning techniques section includesnew examples and discussion of reasoningfrom sign, parallel case, and analogy, to enhance student's interest and understanding of the material (Chapter 7). Fallacies in argumentation section featuresbrand new examplesand a revised discussion of the various types of fallacies (Chapter 8). Learning Activitieshave been added to the end of each chapter. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 6TH 08
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