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Weston, Anthony, —. A rulebook for arguments / Anthony Weston.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN (cloth)—ISBN. 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. The Paperback of the A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Really enjoyed reading it. He goes through several different considerations to consider as you begin to think through creating argumentative papers.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. An excellent book about making logical statements. It will also help you point out the flaws ruleblok arguments that you encounter, when they’re there.

Bias is explicitly mentioned once, during the introduction of section IV on Sources.

Help Center Find new research papers in: The fourth chapter is Arguments from Authority. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Sort of left me wanting more by westno time it went into the more practical sections that were less interesting Argumentative Essay and Speech.

Updated examples, streamlined text, and the chapter on definition reworked in a rule-based format strengthen this already strong volume. It might help you with that too!


The author developed rules of thumb in argumentation and demonstrated the practicality in various examples mostly from Betrand Russell’s essays and Sherlock Holmes’ deductions. Oct 22, Jay Miklovic rated it liked it.

A Rulebook for Arguments

An Introduction to Argumebts of Right and Wrong. It contains brief, easily understood examples that guide the reader to understanding the ideas within the rulebook. Stephen de Wijze – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 35 1: It’s small, easy to carry, easy to read, and is incredibly useful as a resource to help one hone his or her skills in analyzing the logic of Seriously, a must read for everyone. Matthew Allen – – Oxford Westn Press.

If you do not have time to ready heavy and lengthy book on how to build arguments and be persuasive, this is the book you need. The real failure arfuments this book is that for some reason he makes a few distracting sexual examples and means that if I were to bring this relatively neutral but non-essential book into my Dual Enrollment class let along an 11th grade class run the risk of accidentally creating a disruptive space.

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. Read more Read less. Nov 07, Timothy Goldsmith rated it really liked it.

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Hackett Publishing Company- English language – pages. The only information about references used by the argguments is footnotes which seems like references. The Little Logic Book. Now in its 4th Ed.

Aruments is pretty bare bones and, combined with the unnecessary controversy and bias, it just didn’t do much for me. This book lays out the basic rules that one should follow when writing sound argumentative essays. For that matter, every Christian is to conscientiously defend and contend for the faith and should be concerned about good argument evaluation and construction.

Keep it handy on your bookshelf.

I was bad at arguing. The author claims that this book is designed to fulfill a need for argu,ents “rulebook” vs. Again, worth the read. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Dec 12, Todd Cambio rated it really liked it. Georg Spielthenner – – Acta Analytica 22 2: Wilbur Samuel Howell – – Princeton: