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.
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Table of Contents
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
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