Logical Self-defense

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IDEA, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 312 pages
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Classic work once again available. Offers step-by-step guidelines for identifying and analyzing arguments. It outlines a theory of good argument to use for purposes of evaluating and constructing arguments. It contains guidelines for constructing arguments and for preparing and writing essays or briefs. Special methods for interpreting and assessing longer arguments are provided. It gives guidelines to help filter out the more reliable information from newspapers and television news. Offers an array of devices to deal with the tricks and deceits of so much of today's advertising. Helps students improve their ability to recognize, interpret, and evaluate arguments and to formulate clear, well-organized arguments themselves. Secondary and college students, debate coaches, classroom instructors, community active people.
 

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This is truly a classic work, both a work of original scholarship and still a useful textbook. This book helped launch the informal logic movement, demonstrating approaches to critical thinking not dependent on formal deductive logic. The fallacies-based approach here may be somewhat dated for general CT use, but it remains an excellent textbook for fallacies, and I still use chapter 2 on argument diagramming, as one of the best still available. 

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its a book

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Ralph H. Johnson is Professor of Philosophy, University of Windsor. J. Anthony Blair is Professor of Philosophy, University of Windsor.

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