Summary: Many people never engage in formal debate, but argumentation is a naturally occurring dimension of most relationships. The authors, embracing a narrative approach to arguing, clearly demonstrate the role that arguments play in understanding complex issues, forming opinions, shaping discussions, and resolving disagreements. The first part of this highly useful text introduces students to the component areas and principles of argumentation; the second part discusses th ...show moree unique traits of argumentation in specialized settings. Chapters include complete lists of key terms and stimulating activities. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 05
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