Building Arguments

By Drew Hinderer

Building Arguments

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  • ISBN: 9781597520768
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 1/28/2005
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20
Web Price: $23.20

Building Arguments

By Drew Hinderer

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597520768
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 1/28/2005
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20

About-

'Building Arguments' offers a fresh new approach to informal logic - successfully combining an accessible style with a rigorous, systematic treatment of argument:

-It integrates reasoning and writing, teaching readers to argue effectively and communicate ideas in persuasive prose.

-It combines fundamental topics of critical thinking into broader discussions of reasoning. So where other books may treat fallacy identification and avoidance, induction and deduction, and validity and soundness as ends in themselves, 'Building Arguments' presents these topics in a practical yet philosophically sound context.

-It includes entertaining and relevant examples and exercises drawn from sports, popular advertising, current events, and many academic areas.

-'Building Arguments' is unique in its emphasis on helping readers to develop their own persuasive arguments as well as to evaluate arguments from other sources.

Using a writing level and organization guided by the principles of reading development, the author introduces material gradually - moving from a very accessible level to a more rigorous one. The result? A book unique in its ability to foster philosophically-based argument analysis while promoting reasoning and writing skills across the curriculum.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This is a very good book. It is the best treatment of argument from the standpoint of critical thinking that I have seen on the market.... It gives a rigorous, systematic, and methodological treatment of argument without taking us away from the world and throwing us into a consideration of purely formal issues."

Daniel Baker, Ocean County College

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Drew Hinderer

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