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A rulebook for arguments, Anthony Weston

Label
A rulebook for arguments
Title
A rulebook for arguments
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Weston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers an introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organised around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This work is suitable for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess arguments and how to cogently construct them.
  • This is the ultimate 'how-to' book for anyone who wants to use reasons and evidence in support of conclusions, to be clear instead of confusing, persuasive instead of dogmatic, and better at evaluating the arguments of others. No one outgrows its forty-five timeless rules, all explained and illustrated with vivid examples. The fourth edition, even more elegantly organized and concise than before, adds new material on oral presentations and Web sources that everyone needs. --Debra Nails, Michigan State University I'm very pleased with the new edition of this book. I've been using A Rulebook for Arguments for several years now in my critical thinking course with great success ... the chapters on generalizations (formerly arguments by examples), sources (arguments by authority), and arguments about causes have all improved substantially. Thanks for a great new edition! --David Morrow, Hunter College An elegant, concise, and consistently useful little book that every student needs. --Rachel Hadas, Rutgers University
Biographical or historical data
Anthony Weston is Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Elon University.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1954-
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Weston, Anthony
Dewey number
  • 168
  • 168
Index
no index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
W47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Reasoning
  • Logic
  • English language
  • Writing & editing guides
  • Philosophy: logic
  • Languages
  • Writing & editing guides
  • Philosophy: logic
Summary expansion
A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer--translated into eight languages--remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess arguments and how to cogently construct them. The fourth edition offers a revamped and more tightly focused approach to extended arguments, a new chapter on oral arguments, and updated examples and topics throughout
Target audience
general
Label
A rulebook for arguments, Anthony Weston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780872209541
Dimensions
22x1x1 cm.
Edition
4th rev. ed.
Extent
104 p.
Isbn
9780872209541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A rulebook for arguments, Anthony Weston
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780872209541
Dimensions
22x1x1 cm.
Edition
4th rev. ed.
Extent
104 p.
Isbn
9780872209541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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