Summary: The first and most thoroughly developed audience-oriented argumentation text, Argumentation and Critical Decision Making presents argumentation as a cooperative, communicative process.
The text examines the general principles of argument in a rigorous yet readable manner and then applies those principles to different spheres of life--law, science, religion, business, and politics--to explore how conventions of argument change when applied to these real...show more-world arenas. Focusing on the dynamics of decision-making and using real-life examples to illustrate principles, this book aims to help readers develop practical argumentation skills within the world of their daily lives.
Understanding the audience, whether readers or listeners, is vital to understanding argumentation, and this is one of the few texts to take a thoroughly audience-oriented approach.
Includes the most current research and updated examples to make the material even more relevant to students.
Real-world examples throughout help make concepts more clear and help readers see the relevance of argumentation skills to their lives.
Because language is at the core of all aspects of argument, coverage is integrated throughout the text.
Unique student "Projects" at the end of each chapter get students actively involved in material, applying principles learned in the text to real life.
Chapter 9, "Evidence and Argument in Religion" adds an additional "sphere" and expands cultural diversity coverage.
New To This Edition
The Sixth Edition has a new organization with the chapters arranged into three sections: Principles, Tools, and Applications.
Chapters 1-3 have been restructured and shortened, making them a more fluid and understandable introduction to argumentation.
An increased emphasis on decision-making rather than debating keeps the text away from the highly aggressive, adversarial tone of some texts.
Chapter 3 now includes a discussion of post-modern and feminist approaches to argumentation, and shows that argumentation is valuable to everyone, not just those who are aggressive.
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