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Advocacy and Opposition: Pearson New International Edition: An Introduction to Argumentation (7th edition)

Advocacy and Opposition: Pearson New International Edition: An Introduction to Argumentation (7th edition)

By: Donald Jay Rybacki (author), Karyn Charles Rybacki (author)Paperback

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Advocacy and Opposition: An Introduction to Argumentation presents a comprehensive and practical approach to argumentation and critical thinking for the beginning student learning to construct and present arguments on questions of fact, value, and policy. Advocacy and Opposition offers a theoretical insight into the nature of argument in our society, a discussion of arguing as a form of communication, and a focus on how arguments are created using the Toulmin model of argument. By blending traditional and contemporary views of the nature of argument, (including multicultural perspectives on the purpose and process of argument, ethics, and values), Advocacy and Opposition makes students more aware of the development of theory and practice. NEW! Pearson's Reading Hour Program for InstructorsInterested in reviewing new and updated texts in Communication?Click on the below link to choose an electronic chapter to preview...Settle back, read, and receive a Penguin paperback for your time!


1. What is argumentation?The nature of argumentationThe nature of the audienceThe historical development of argumentationEthical standards for argumentation 2. Where do I begin in argumentation?Fields of argumentationPresumptionBurden of proofThe prima facie case 3. What am I going to argue about?The nature of propositionsThe classification of propositionsPhrasing the propositionDefining key terms 4. How do I analyze propositions?Locating the immediate causeInvestigating historyDefining key terms and creating the primary inferenceDetermining the issues 5. How is a unit of argument created?The Toulmin model of argument 6. How do I prove my argument?The discovery of evidenceTypes and tests of evidenceRecording evidence 7. How do I reason with my audience?Argument from causeArgument from signArgument from generalizationArgument from parallel caseArgument from analogyArgument from authorityArgument from dilemma 8. What should I avoid?Fallacies of reasoningFallacies of appealFallacies of language 9. How are factual propositions argued?Advocating propositions of factOpposing propositions of fact 10. How are value propositions argued?The nature of valuesAdvocating propositions of valueOpposing propositions of value 11. How are policy propositions argued?Advocating propositions of policyOpposing propositions of policy Appendix A: What are the rules of the game?Debate formatsSpeaker responsibilitiesFlow sheeting Glossary Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781292042121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 266
  • ID: 9781292042121
  • weight: 576
  • ISBN10: 1292042125
  • edition: 7th edition

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