Widely praised, ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE, 12e, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of argumentation and debate using a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material nonintimidating and easy for students to understand. ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE includes thorough coverage of fundamental concepts, detailed models of argumentation, and practical guidance to help students apply and enhance their skills in academic debates and a variety of real-life scenarios. With an emphasis on critical thinking, reasoned decision making, and advocacy skills, this text is perfect for any course that empowers students to participate actively as citizens in a democratic society.
Table of Contents
1. Critical Thinking.
2. Applied and Academic Debate.
3. Stating the Controversy.
4. Analyzing the Controversy.
5. Exploring the Controversy.
7. Tests of Evidence.
8. The Structure of Reasoning.
9. Types of Reasoning.
10. Obstacles to Clear Thinking.
11. Requirements of the Case.
12. Building the Affirmative Case.
13. Building the Negative Case.
15. Presenting the Case: Composition.
16. Presenting the Case: Delivery.
17. Evaluating the Debate.
18. Academic Debate Formats and Cross Examination.
19. Applied Parliamentary Debate.
Appendix A: Presidential Debate. The Third Bush v. Kerry Presidential Debate: October 13, 2004.
Appendix B: National Championship Debate.
Appendix C: National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (NDT).
Appendix D: National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (CEDA).
Appendix E: Debate Bibliography.
Appendix F: Glossary.