Widely praised, ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE, 13E, uses a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material easy for students to understand. The authors have adapted the text over the years to match changing practices in debate and teaching while preserving classical and conventional approaches to learning debate. This edition retains its rhetorical roots with a flexible tone open to a diverse array of debate styles that is appropriate in the contemporary context. It values the importance of inclusion and sensitivity to differences of culture, gender, orientation, class and other factors as they impact communicative choices and argumentation. The authors have a preference for team topic evidence-based policy debate; however, the text strives to offer viable tools for a wide range of readers interested in improving their critical thinking for reasoned decision making.
Table of Contents
1. Argumentation, Critical Thinking and Decision Making.
2. Foundations of Debate.
3. Foundations of Argument.
4. Obstacles to Clear Thinking.
5. Ethical and Cultural Considerations.
6. The Debate Proposition.
7. Analyzing the Proposition.
8. Evidence and Proof.
9. Tests of Evidence.
10. Gathering and Organizing Support.
11. Arguing for the Proposition.
12. Arguing Against the Proposition.
15. Listening and Evaluation.
16. Debate as Public Speaking.
17. Formats in Academic Debate.
18. Political Campaign Debates.
19. Applied Parliamentary Debate.
20. Public Debating.
A. Debate quick start.
B. Policy debate.
C. Debate and technology.
D. Debate propositions.
E. Debate bibliography.
F. Glossary of terms.