Weston, Anthony, —. A rulebook for arguments / Anthony Weston.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN (cloth)—ISBN. Short Arguments: Some General Rules Arguments begin by marshaling reasons and organizing them in a clear and fair way. Chapter I offers general rules for. The Paperback of the A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Quick, easy, info This quick read was a helpful look into the rules of argument. Not this title–at fewer than pages it selects concision as a goal.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. This is one aspect I really hated about English classes. Bias is explicitly mentioned once, during the introduction of section IV on Sources.

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A Rulebook for Arguments really is what it says, a short and concise, but easy to understand, list of rules on how to construct a solid argument. Anthony Blairand Pierre J.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It explains the ways to write the longer arguments, from arguments in paragraphs to arguments in essays. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Therefore, argument is of extreme importance to preachers. For many of the students and parents who are frustrated with our public school education system, you should start taking things into your own hands and start seeking some help like these. If you want to be good at arguing, this book is for you. Premises you thought were secure may turn out to need defending, while other premises may turn out to be more secure than they seemed.


Ships from and sold by GreenIceMedia. Unlike most textbooks on argumentative writing, Rulebook is organised around specific rules, illustrated and explained soundly and briefly. This could be effective for a class or prolonged study of this material, but I’m not sure I would recommend it beyond a high school level and, at the same time, I’m not sure I would recommend it to high school students either because of the content of some of the examples – one of which is about having sex in space.

Also, and this is much worse, he keeps bringing in religious examples, so the issue is the same. The book shows using practical explanations and examples how to construct arguments properly.

Logic and Rhetoric in England, Interestingly, I would co If you’re looking for a way to make sure you never lose an argument again, this is not the book for you. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Nevertheless, it’s a useful guide to some common flaws in arguments, and I particularly enjoyed the chapter on public speaking.

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Its info is too basic for older students and fo content invites problems with younger students. Quotes from A Rulebook for Ar For anyone searching for a guide to arguments to supplement a more in-depth text on writing argumentative essays, this is a book that should serve that purpose well. An excellent book about making logical statements.

Weston provides clear and unambiguous advice on what to include e. While brief, the book explains in vor text, readily grasped examples, and simple formulas the structure of logically valid arguments and also explains the nature of fallacies, and how to spot fallacious arguments. May 29, Paul Bard rated it really liked it.


A Rulebook for Arguments

By stating that the book is obvious, I’m not just saying that it didn’t have anything that I couldn’t have concluded — I’m saying that it had nothing that I hadn’t concluded. Get to Know Rklebook. It is clearly laid out, easy to follow and very informative.

Isn’t it easier to just tell someone to “Be concrete and concise” rather than to refer them to Rule 4 in their rulebook? Sep 23, Mehran Jalali rated it it was ok Shelves: I wish the people on facebook with whom I have nonsensical political and religious argumenrs would read this.

Pollock – – Minds and Machines 1 4: This is no end-all discussions book, but I recommend it to the library of anyone who will be presenting positions for adoption and evaluating others who do the same. One person found this helpful.

It will also help you point out the flaws of arguments that you encounter, when they’re there. The examples are easy to understand. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Complexity, Relevance and Character: To ask other readers questions about A Rulebook for Argumentsplease sign up.

I didn’t appreciate that the author uses a lot of political and religious examples for demonstrating arguments and shows a pretty consistent bias in the way he presents them. From starting with premises, testing them, con This small book acts as a guide on how to make good arguments in writing. Great way to learn how to win an argument.