A Rulebook for Arguments has ratings and reviews. Kirstine said: If you want to be good at arguing, this book is for you. I read it all in one. A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and. Short Arguments: Some General Rules Arguments begin by marshaling reasons and organizing them in a clear and fair way. Chapter I offers general rules for.

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The best part was probably the voucher example use A very short book, full of obvious statements. If you want to be good at arguing, this book is for you. Jul 16, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: By stating that the book is obvious, I’m not just saying that it didn’t have anything that I couldn’t have concluded — I’m saying that it had nothing that I hadn’t concluded.

It got to be pretty annoying to see certain viewpoints repeatedly used to demonstrate invalid arguments. I would say that it really be called “A Rulebook for arguments in essays” but the focus is more on the written word than the spoken. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links None of your libraries hold this item. Published January 1st by Hackett Publishing Company first published I read this book in two extended sittings with indepth study, because the book is two in one.

Flows as nicely as possible. I read it all in one go, and that’s a bit counter-productive, seeing as you won’t be able to remember all of it unless you’re crazy smart, in which case, you probably don’t need this book. This is no end-all discussions This 85pg book accomplished much of its aim: 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.


This quick read was a helpful look into the rules of argument. Jaap Hage – – Artificial Intelligence and Law 4 But since I worked with people who love to prove and defend their arguments, I have to learn to speak up my own thoughts. Physical Description xiv, 88 p. Sort of left me wanting more by the time it went into the more practical sections that were less interesting Argumentative Essay and Speech.

Trivia About A Rulebook for Ar Quotes from A Rulebook for Ar Short with a good overview over the most important topics regarding argumentation. Apr 06, Steve Traves rated it it was amazing. Sep 01, Madeleine Lesieutre rated it really liked it Shelves: Yeah, it’s a well chosen title.

A rulebook for arguments [electronic resource] / Anthony Weston. – Version details – Trove

However, I was expecting a little bit more depth. This is a rulebook as the title suggests, but it is concise and readable.

Lists with This Book. Towards the end he ajthony reproduces two not-so short notes he wrote on ethics and Descartes to give the reader a sense of how even professional writers make mistakes, like, for instance, being overly repetitive. Rewards indepth study over time and practice. No one outgrows its forty-five timeless rules, all explained and illustrated with vivid examples.

Stephen de Wijze – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 35 1: I will always get back to this until I remember all I wesotn bad at arguing. 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.

Weston developed rules to help you remember the different forms of argumentation, as well as to distinguish between faulty and valid arguments. Wilbur Samuel Howell – – Princeton: Anthony Weston created an indispensable handbook here. Its brevity is one aspect of its value. Different sections and argument types are divided so that they are antony a logical order and easy to find from one place which makes this book easy to use and navigate.


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It is through others’ eyes that you can see best where you are unclear or hasty of just plain implausible. PaperbackThird edition87 pages.

A Rulebook for Arguments

Notes Includes bibliographical references p. Interestingly, I would co If you’re looking for a way to make sure you never lose an argument again, this is not the book for you. Eighteenth-Century British Logic and Rhetoric. I bought this book because I wanted to find a short and simple instructions for planning and writing solid arguments mainly for my thesis.

This is one of the better guides for writing philosophy papers. The author compares his book to Strunk and White on writing well on the last page of his book, and he is probably right. Problems with Teaching the Ad Hominem Fallacy. A Rulebook for Arguments invites comparison to Strunk and White’s Elements of Style ; the author recommends keeping his own title next to the latter on the shelf. The examples are easy to understand. This 85pg book accomplished much of its aim: I was hesitating to buy this book but after reading it, I realise it is worth it’s price.

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