Presenting the basic tools for the identification, analysis, and evaluation of common arguments for beginners, this book informs by using examples of arguments in dialogues, both in the text itself and in the exercises. (Examples of controversial legal, political, and ethical arguments are analyzed.) Illustrating the most common kinds of arguments, the book also explains how to evaluate each kind by critical questioning. Douglas Walton demonstrates the reasonable nature of arguments under the right dialogue conditions by using critical questions to evaluate them.
Author: Douglas Walton Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 10/31/2005 Pages: 360 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.86lbs Size: 9.56h x 7.16w x 1.00d ISBN: 9780521823197