How to Win an Argument: Surefire Strategies for Getting Your Point Across (3rd Revised edition)

How to Win an Argument: Surefire Strategies for Getting Your Point Across (3rd Revised edition)

By: Michael A. Gilbert (author)Paperback

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How to Win an Argument is designed to provide you with the tools you need to improve your rhetorical and critical skills. Since we constantly argue at work, home, and even in casual conversation, improving that ability is extremely important. This book will enable you to choose your arguments carefully and prevent you from being misled by fallacies and empty rhetoric. It will increase your insight and perception of the positions presented to you, decrease your gullibility, and replace it with a healthy skepticism. The practical information in this guide will sharpen your ears and your mind, making it more likely that the right response will occur to you at the right moment, rather than hours later. The third edition contains a new chapter on emotion and additional examples for each chapter. Using this book will aid you in communicating effectively, avoiding conflict, and understanding the myriad arguments you are faced with every day.

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Michael A. Gilbert is Professor of Philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Coalescent Argumentation (1979), as well as two novels, and numerous scholarly articles.


Part 1 Preface to the Third Edition Part 2 I: The Art of the Argument Chapter 3 What Are We Arguing About? Chapter 4 Why Argue So Much? Chapter 5 Kinds of Arguments Chapter 6 Defensive vs. Offensive Argument Chapter 7 Some Warnings Chapter 8 Super-Rule I: Never Admit Defeat Chapter 9 How Are Arguments Built? Chapter 10 The Principle of Rationality Chapter 11 Two More Principles Chapter 12 Super-Rule II: Listen! Chapter 13 Emotional Turmoil Chapter 14 Scoring a Goal Chapter 15 Zen and the Art of Argument Chapter 16 Section 1 Review Part 17 II: The Ways of Argument Chapter 18 What's Going on Here? Chapter 19 Ring Around the Argument Chapter 20 What Were We Talking About? Chapter 21 Everyone's Doin' It, Doin' It, Doin' It Chapter 22 Well, If He Said So... Chapter 23 The Refuge of Scoundrels Chapter 24 The Straw-Man Argument Chapter 25 The Slippery Slope Chapter 26 Haste Makes Waste Chapter 27 Three Sneaky Moves Chapter 28 Section II Review Part 29 III: The Arguments Chapter 30 Pot Luck Chapter 31 The Gay Life Chapter 32 Equal Rights for Equal Arguments Chapter 33 Why Get Married? Chapter 34 Good-bye, Friends Chapter 35 To See Or Not To See Chapter 36 Essaying A Service Chapter 37 To Therapy Or Not To Therapy Chapter 38 Section III Review Chapter 39 Going Further Part 40 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780761840015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 174
  • ID: 9780761840015
  • weight: 263
  • ISBN10: 076184001X
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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