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Now available with CourseMate so students can complete the exercises online, Trudy Govier's THE 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 text provides students with a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking along with a synthesis of formal and informal approaches to logic. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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- 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.
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.
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