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Attacking Faulty Reasoning - 5th edition

Attacking Faulty Reasoning (ISBN10: 0534605168; ISBN13: 9780534605162)
ISBN13: 978-0534605162
ISBN10: 0534605168

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.

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  • 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.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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