Think again : how to reason and argue / Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University.
"In a polarized world, a good argument can help create understanding, respect, and compromise. The key is the word "good" : arguments should not resort to put-downs, abuse, accusations, or avoidance of issues. Sinnott-Armstrong shows readers what arguments are-- and what good they can do. When one understands and appreciates strong evidence, it is not necessary to "win" the argument merely to engage in constructive conversations."-- Adapted from back cover and preface.
- ISBN: 9780190627119
- ISBN: 0190627115
- ISBN: 9780190627126
- ISBN: 0190627123
- Physical Description: xiv, 237 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- Copyright: ©2018
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Preface : why I wrote this book -- Introduction : our cultural rut -- Why to argue. So close and yet so far ; Toxic talk ; The sound of silencing ; What arguments can do -- Intermission : from why to how. Why to learn how to argue -- How to argue. How to spot arguments ; How to stop arguments ; How to complete arguments ; How to evaluate arguments -- How not to argue. How to avoid fallacies ; How to refute arguments -- Conclusion : rules to live by.
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