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A Practical Study of Argument 7th Edition

Trudy Govier

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  • ISBN-10: 1285626745
  • ISBN-13: 9781285626741
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  • ISBN-10: 1133934641
  • ISBN-13: 9781133934646
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Overview

Trudy Govier's A PRACTICAL STUDY OF ARGUMENT gives students an accessible and yet rigorous introduction to sound argumentation. Presenting just enough theory to explain why certain kinds of arguments are sound or not, then bringing this theory to life through everyday illustrations and examples, the author provides students with a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking along with a synthesis of formal and informal approaches to logic. Also available: the online CourseMate resource.

Trudy Govier, University of Calgary

Trudy Govier, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, is a philosopher, author, and speaker who is widely known for her dynamic style of speaking and writing and her passionate advocacy of reasoned responses to conflict. She has spoken and written extensively on reconciliation, violence and non-violence, and topics in informal logic.
  • Each chapter contains exercises throughout, thus enabling students to review chapter concepts as they progress through the material.
  • Many real-world illustrations are included, allowing students to apply the theories that they have learned.
  • The text uses varied learning tools that enable students to identify the premises and conclusion of an argument.
  • Each chapter includes a chapter summary, a review of terms introduced, and notes indicating sources used.

A Practical Study of Argument, Enhanced Edition

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. What Is an Argument? (And What Is Not?).
2. Pinning Down Argument Structure.
3. Looking at Language.
4. When Is an Argument a Good One?
5. Premises: What to Accept and Why.
6. Working on Relevance.
7. Deductive Arguments: Categorical Logic.
8. Deductive Arguments: Propositional Logic.
9. An Introduction to Inductive Arguments.
10. Causal Inductive Arguments.
11. Analogies: Reasoning from Case to Case.
12. Conductive Arguments and Counterconsiderations.
Appendix A: A Summary of Fallacies.
Appendix B: Selected Essays for Analysis.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
Index.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

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ISBN: 9781133944010
Complement your text and course content with study and practice materials. Cengage Learning's Critical Thinking CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Critical Thinking CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! Featured in the CourseMate for Govier's PRACTICAL STUDY OF ARGUMENT, Enhanced Edition, are the complete exercises in the book, as an interactive quiz! Contact your Cengage Learning sales representative for information on packaging CourseMate with the text.

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