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.
...show more ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 5TH 05
- 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.
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 2005