Stresses the importance of argumentation in everyday life
Critical Thinking and Communication, 7/e, encourages students to develop skills in constructing and refuting arguments in contexts ranging from informal conversations to structured debates. The authors stress the importance of argumentation in everyday life while building student competence and critical awareness. Through exercises and examples, students learn to create arguments and develop, understand, and interpret extended cases.
Part I: Developing a Conceptual Framework for Argument Chapter 1: Argument and Critical Thought Chapter 2: Co-Orientational View of Argument Chapter 3: Argument Cultures and Ethics Part II: The Parts of an Argument Chapter 4: Claims and Propositions Chapter 5: Evidence Chapter 6: Reasoning Part III: Presenting and Critically Evaluating Arguments Chapter 7: Communicating Arguments Chapter 8: Argument Analysis and Criticism Part IV: Developing and Arguing Extended Cases Chapter 9: Case Construction and Arguing About Facts Chapter 10: Arguing About Values Chapter 11: Arguing About Polices