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Attacking Faulty Reasoning

Attacking Faulty Reasoning - 5th edition

Attacking Faulty Reasoning - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780534605162

ISBN10: 0534605168

Attacking Faulty Reasoning by T. Edward Damer - ISBN 9780534605162
Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2005
International: No
Attacking Faulty Reasoning by T. Edward Damer - ISBN 9780534605162

ISBN13: 9780534605162

ISBN10: 0534605168

Edition: 5TH 05

Summary

Not only is ATTACKING FAULTY REASONING the most comprehensive, readable, and theoretically sound book on the common fallacies, it is also a well-designed primer for the construction and evaluation of arguments. Addressing over 60 fallacies and featuring a wealth of timely examples and exercises, this text will help students hone their skills in rational, argumentative discussion.

Benefits:

  • NEW! Now includes a discussion of the structural criterion of good arguments.
  • NEW! A new short chapter focuses on writing well-conceived argumentative essays.
  • NEW! New written and oral exercises address a growing need for "skills-building."
  • NEW! New attention is paid to formal fallacies.
  • NEW! Throughout the text, more user-friendly terminology has been used in the coverage of fallacies.
  • A code of intellectual conduct in chapter one helps motivate the need for studying sound argumentation as well as lays the ground rules for civil deliberations.
  • Over 200 examples and 350 exercises assist students in identifying fallacies and crafting well-formed arguments.
  • A valuable glossary of all the fallacies is found at the end of the text.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.

1. A Code of Intellectual Conduct.
2. What Is an Argument?.
3. What Is a Good Argument?.
4. What Is a Fallacy?.
5. Fallacies That Violate the Structural Criterion.
6. Fallacies That Violate the Relevance Criterion.
7. Fallacies That Violate the Acceptability Criterion.
8. Fallacies That Violate the Sufficiency Criterion.
9. Fallacies That Violate the Rebuttal Criterion.
10. Writing the Argumentative Essay.

Appendix.
Glossary of Fallacies.
Answers to Selected Assignments.
Index.

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