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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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Be the first to add this to a list. You can refer to a section and quickly refresh your memory about some concept. No one outgrows its forty-five timeless rules, all explained and illustrated with vivid examples.

This book is excellent argumentw learning better arguing strategies and learning when other people actually sound like complete morons during an argument. Oct 05, Martin Stoev rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also, and this is much worse, he keeps bringing in religious examples, so the issue is argumemts same. My class was recommended this book by my English Literature tutor at university to help use write our essays. Rather, argument refers to reasoning and rhetoric. Branden rated it really liked it.

So instead, I will likely borrow or paraphrase sections of this text rather than assign it. If you’re looking for something with more substance and logic isn’t completely unfamiliar to you, I think this book will provide very little value.

This quick read was a helpful look into the rules of argument. Handy little reference book, the Strunk and White for argumentation. I didn’t appreciate that the author uses a lot of political and religious examples for demonstrating arguments and shows a pretty consistent bias in the way he presents them.

Nevertheless, it’s a useful guide to some common flaws in arguments, and I particularly enjoyed the chapter on public speaking.

A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’ve tried to find a book that does include them and this was, in the end, the most likely candidate to cover this topic, so I’m a tad disappointed. Author Weston, Anthony, Edition 4th edition. The checklist itself is quite solid. Nov 07, Timothy Goldsmith rated it anthny liked it.

If, however, you want to be able to critique both your own and other people’s thoughts on any given matter, then this book is a handy way to to understand how we might test the logic of things and uncover “bad arguments”. A lot of what is said is common sense, even to people who edittion familiar with more formal argumentation at all.

Want to Read saving…. Skip to content Skip to search. A very short book, full of obvious statements.

A Rulebook for Arguments

These online bookshops told us they have this item: Unlike most textbooks on ar Updated examples, streamlined text, and the snthony on definition reworked in a rule-based format strengthen this already strong volume. Again, worth the read. Yeah, it’s a well chosen title. This is one of the better guides for writing philosophy papers.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Oct 20, Aaron Downs rated it really liked it. 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 A Rulebook for Arguments really is what it says, a short and concise, but easy to understand, list of rules on how to construct a solid argument.

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.

This is pretty bare bones and, combined with the unnecessary controversy and bias, it just didn’t do much for me.