Argumentation and Debate : Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making
This book should be of interest to undergraduate students of communications.
- Paperback | 442 pages
- 165.1 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
- 15 Oct 1989
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
- 7th Revised edition
Table of contents
Critical thinking. Applied and academic debate. Stating the controversy. Analyzing the controversy. Exploring the controversy. Evidence. Tests of evidence. The structure of reasoning. Types of reasoning. Obstacles to clear thinking. Requirements of the case. Building the affirmative case. Building the negative case. Refutation. Presenting the case: composition. Presenting the case: delivery. Evaluating the debate. Modern procedures: academic debate formats. Parliamentary debate. Appendices. Glossary. Index.