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A Rulebook for Arguments has ratings and reviews. Kirstine said: If you want to be good at arguing, this book is for you. I read it all in one. Short Arguments: Some General Rules Arguments begin by marshaling reasons and organizing them in a clear and fair way. Chapter I offers general rules for. A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston – book review By Eko Rustamaji ( ) Description A Rulebook for Arguments was written by Anthony.

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Some General Rules Arguments begin by marshaling reasons and organizing them in a clear and fair way.

A Rulebook for Arguments

From starting with premises, testing them, considering multiple perspectives, different types of evidence, and logic. A Rulebook for Arguments Fourth Edition. Want to Gulebook Currently Reading Read.

Sign in Create an account. He is currently working on the concept of conductive argument and its applications. Added to PP index Total downloads 18of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Help Center Find new research papers in: A lot of what is said is common sense, even to people who aren’t familiar with more formal argumentation at all.

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Its brevity is one aspect of its value. Regularity-based argumentation which is used in support of a descriptive statement about the present, the past or the future, Rule-based argumentation used in support of normative statement about the value, and Pragmatic argumentation which is leading to a statement about the desirability of a given action.

This chapter explains about organizing essay so that it covers everything that needs to be covered and presenting argument most effectively. It gives an introduction to arguments and has some helpful tips for writing essays and giving speeches. Eighteenth-Century British Logic and Rhetoric. Unlike most textbooks on ar Updated examples, streamlined text, and the chapter on definition reworked in a rule-based format strengthen this already strong volume. Wallace who state that proposing a good argument must follow the main rules of argumentation.


The seventh chapter is Composing an Argumentative Essay.

Although the language used is highly academic, but it can be understood easily, especially for the university students who are studying how to make a good arguments in English. Nov 07, Timothy Goldsmith rated it really liked it.

A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

This book is organized around specific rules, illustrated and explained soundly but above all briefly. This quick read was a helpful look into the rules of argument. If you’re looking for a way to make sure you never lose an argument again, this is not the book for you. Weston also uses examples of good and bad arguments so that the important aspects and even the most common fallacies are covered in the book.

This is no end-all discussions This 85pg book accomplished much of its aim: Mar 25, Lianna rated it really liked it. It is the main points of the essay.

Second part of the book is about long arguments. It may be a good book if you know nothing about logic or argumentation, but for most people, I think it’s too simpl It’s an ok resource to have, has the most important information needed and it’s quite concise.

This could be effective for a class or prolonged study of this material, but I’m not sure I ror recommend it beyond a high school level and, at the same time, I’m not sure I would recommend it to high school students either because of the content of some of Meh.


Complexity, Relevance and Character: It is generally persuasive in style, or at least should be, and should reasonably follow standards of logic or critical thinking.

Log In Sign Up. The fourth edition, even more elegantly organized and concise westom before, adds new material on oral presentations and Web sources that everyone needs. Mostly vocabs or words used in this book is highly academic words but logic, which can be understood easily. The author developed rules of thumb in argumentation and demonstrated the practicality in various examples mostly from Betrand Russell’s essays ruleboik Sherlock Holmes’ deductions.

Interestingly, I would contest the logic of some of the examples that Weston uses in this book. It’s a very slim volume and I found quite arvuments few of its sections useful for helping me structure the arguments in my essays.

For that matter, every Christian is to conscientiously defend and contend for the faith and should be concerned about good argument evaluation and construction.

Sep 23, Mehran Jalali rated it it was ok Shelves: Interestingly, I would co Anthong you’re looking for a way to make sure you never lose an argument again, this is not the book for you. Dec 24, Tamara rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best part was probably the voucher example used. Remember me on this computer.

The downside for that function is that there is no index.