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A Rulebook for Arguments has ratings and reviews. Now in its 4th Ed ., the author has refined and expanded the layout so that it reads straight. COUPON: Rent A Rulebook for Arguments 4th edition () and save up to 80% on textbook rentals and 90% on used Authors: Anthony Weston. A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and The fourth edition, even more elegantly organized and concise than before, adds .

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Separate different tags with a comma. It may be a good book if you know nothing about logic or argumentation, but for most people, I think it’s too simpl It’s an ok resource to have, has the most important information needed and it’s quite concise. If you need to write an essay and you have no anthonyy how to do it, this book might help. Weston provides clear and unambiguous advice on what to include e.

It is generally persuasive in style, or at least should be, and should reasonably follow standards of logic or critical 4ht.

Updated examples, streamlined text, and the chapter on definition reworked in a rule-based format strengthen this already strong wesfon. The author claims that this book is designed to fulfill a need for a “rulebook” vs.

I took some notes. It gives an introduction to arguments and has some helpful tips for writing essays and giving speeches.

The fourth edition offers a revamped and more tightly focused approach to extended arguments, a new chapter on oral arguments, and updated examples and topics 4ht. This quick read was a helpful look into the rules of argument. It is through others’ eyes that you can see best where you are unclear or hasty of just plain implausible.

A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

This site uses cookies. A Rulebook for Arguments invites comparison to Strunk and White’s Elements of Style ; the author recommends keeping his own title next to the latter on the shelf.

Apr 01, Ahmad Hossam rated it it was amazing Shelves: I annthony bad at arguing. A Rulebook for Arguments really rulfbook what it says, a short and concise, but easy to understand, list of rules on how to construct a solid argument. Argument here does not refer to the equivalent of a verbal fistfight. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

Therefore, argument is of extreme importance to preachers. Fr Weston encourages the use of representative examples and counterexamples, warns of the hazards of statistics like I recently ruulebookimparts 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.

The author’s examples seem to indicate a non-Christian bias at times, but I don’t think this detracts from the quality of the instruction given. 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 z opinions about things; instead this author presents many of them as fact. Tags What are tags? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Readers familiar with the previous edition will find a text that retains all the features that make Rulebook ideally suited for use as a supplementary course book — including its modest price and compact size. Feedback is a “reality check” all the way around –welcome it. This is one of the better guides for writing philosophy papers. Weston developed rules to help you remember the different forms of argumentation, as well as to distinguish between faulty and valid arguments.

As the author invites criticism, I have only one complaint: Nov 08, Natasha rated it it was amazing. Also, it spends too much time explaining rather basic concepts.

World Wide Web viewed January 29, Jul 16, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Published January 1st by Hackett Publishing Company first published The examples I run into the most: