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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From starting with premises, testing them, considering multiple perspectives, different types of evidence, and logic.

A Rulebook for Arguments

Bias is explicitly mentioned once, during the introduction of section IV on Sources. It is not a mistake to have strong views. If you do not have time to ready heavy and lengthy book on how to rulebpok arguments and be persuasive, this is the book you need. Anthony Weston created an indispensable handbook here. Request removal from index.

Argument here does not refer to the equivalent of a verbal fistfight. It’s an ok resource to have, has the most important information needed and it’s quite concise.

The checklist itself is quite solid. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I will always get back to this until I remember all I was bad at arguing. A very short book, full of obvious statements. The book basically explains what’s acceptable in an argument and what’s not and how that argument should be structured. Rewards indepth study over time and practice. Nov 08, Natasha rated it it was amazing.


Arguments by Analogy IV. This is a rulebook as the title suggests, but it is concise and readable. Separate different tags with a comma.

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Added to PP index Total downloads 18of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads? This could be effective for a class or prolonged study of this material, but I’m not sure I would recommend it beyond a high school level and, at the same time, I’m not sure I would recommend it to high school students either because of the content of some of the examples – one of which is about having sex in space.

Nov 07, Timothy Goldsmith rated it really liked it. This short book will help you understand forms of argumentation. It’s a very slim volume and I anthoy quite a few of its sections useful for helping me structure the arguments in my essays.

May 29, Paul Bard rated it really liked it. Andrew Lau – – Science and Engineering Ethics 10 2: A lot of what is said is common sense, even to people who aren’t familiar with more formal argumentation at all. Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing. Reasoning in Epistemology categorize this paper. This handbook is very short and basic. Jaap Hage – – Artificial Intelligence rulebook Law 4 Weston developed rules to help you remember the different forms of argumentation, as well as to distinguish between faulty and valid arguments.

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A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

I understand that it’s made to be a simple rulebook, but since it’s over 80 pages long, I wasn’t expecting it to be so simple. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Published January 1st by Hackett Publishing Company first published I’ve tried to find a book that does include them and this was, in the end, the most likely candidate to cover this topic, so I’m a tad disappointed.

I will always get back to this until I remember all the wesgon and master it. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Even if you did intend to reference lots of these rules, it seems like it would serve rulwbook better to have them learn the “rules” by name e.

I didn’t appreciate that the author uses a lot rulbook political and religious examples for demonstrating arguments and shows a pretty consistent bias in the way he presents them.

This 85pg book accomplished much of its aim: I can understand trying to make a book relevant with current examples, but if an author is going to attempt that, they should try a lot harder to avoid bias and, at the very least, leave out their own personal opinions about things; instead this author presents many of them as fact. Feb 11, Jeff Short rated it really liked it Shelves: