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. 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. A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston – book review By Eko Rustamaji ( ) Description A Rulebook for Arguments was written by Anthony.
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This is one of the better guides for writing philosophy papers. If you need to write an essay and you have no idea ruleboo to do it, this book might help. Apr 01, Ahmad Hossam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Short with a good overview over the most important topics regarding argumentation. A few interesting points here and there, but nothing that the average person couldn’t arrive at with a fr seconds’ thinking.
Pollock – – Minds and Machines 1 4: I took some notes. Rewards indepth study over time and practice. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Dec 24, Tamara rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s small, easy to carry, easy to read, and is incredibly useful as ruldbook resource to help one hone his or her skills in analyzing the logic of Just a moment while we sign you wesfon to your Goodreads account. Nevertheless, it’s a useful guide to some common flaws in arguments, and I particularly enjoyed the chapter on public speaking.
I will always get back to this until I remember all the rules and master it. Windsor Musson – – [Bognor Regis, Eng. A Rulebook for Arguments Fourth Edition.
The author’s examples anthohy to indicate a non-Christian bias at times, but I don’t think this detracts from the quality of the instruction given. No wesron outgrows its forty-five timeless rules, all explained and illustrated with vivid examples. This chapter explains how cause leads to effect, propose the most likely cause, correlated events are not necessarily related, and causes may be complex.
The fourth edition, even more elegantly organized and concise than before, adds new material on oral presentations and Web sources that everyone needs. Open Preview See a Problem?
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He also made a fair amount of unsubstantiated claims while attempting to prove his point about certain “rules” which makes no sense to me. Its info is too basic for older students and its content invites problems with younger students. Account Options Sign in. I like this book because it can be a tool for me to help me practicing and developing my argumentation skill.
Overall, I recommend that this book is worth reading, especially for the students who want to increase their argumentation skill also as the handout for the teachers who teach debate argumejts or speaking class. It is generally persuasive in style, or at least should be, and should reasonably follow standards of logic or critical thinking. Arguments and debates might actually be productive if pe I took some notes. I suspect Weston’s book would be a great title for students needing an introduction to the subject–as well as ruleblok the experienced reader who vaguely remembers what modus ponensmodus tollensand “affirming the consequent” are but needs a refresher for his or her aging brain, it’s a lean and pithy reference.
Sep 23, Mehran Jalali rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 Meh.
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Mar 25, Lianna rated it really liked it. Science Logic and Mathematics.
He cites sources for some of his claims so it just seems lazy, ignorant or arrogant to not cite sources for all of his claims as if the reader should take as fact his opinion on certain current issues breaking his own Rule Towards the end he even 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.
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Eighteenth-Century British Logic and Rhetoric. That is how you will convince others: The best part was probably the voucher example used. Now in its 4th Ed. Handy little reference book, the Strunk and White for argumentation. Sign in Create an account. The sob stories ‘appealing to pity as an argument for special treatment.
This is the first book I’m reading about critical thinking and this is a very good introduction, indeed. I read this book in two extended sittings with indepth study, because the book is two in one.
Although the language used is highly academic, but it can be understood ror, especially for the university students who are studying how to make a good arguments in English. 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. A Rulebook for Arguments invites comparison to Strunk and White’s Elements of Style ; the author recommends keeping his own title anthonh to the latter on the shelf.
Anthony Weston encourages the use of representative examples and counterexamples, warns of the hazards of statistics like I recently haveimparts the importance of impartial and reliable sources, explains the correlational relationship between cause and effect, presents deductive reasoning in the words of Sherlock Holmes, preaches the value of librarians, and can teach a thing or two to Badly Behaving Authors.
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.