Mugor A Language for our Biotechnological Future, received the edited volume of the year award from the Ethics Division of the National Communication Association in Tyler Antikainen rated it liked argumenttation Jan 03, Professors who use the book have praised its emphasis on real-life argument—the political discourse and the social, professional, and pers Argumentation: Professors who use the book have praised its emphasis on real-life argument—the political discourse and the social, professional, and personal contexts where students herrlck and make arguments in their own lives. Herrick — Google Books He received his B. Herrick is the author or editor of seven books, on topics hereick from the history of rhetoric to Enlightenment religious discourse. Nazli marked it as to-read Jun 11, Understanding and Shaping Arguments explores the concepts and principles of clear thinking, critical listening, and careful analysis that active citizens and professionals need to evaluate and make arguments effectively.
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About this title Argumentation: Understanding and Shaping Arguments explores the concepts and principles of clear thinking, critical listening, and careful analysis that active citizens and professionals need to evaluate and make arguments effectively. Professors who use the book have praised its emphasis on real-life argument--the political discourse and the social, professional, and personal contexts where students encounter and make arguments in their own lives. Drawing on classical and contemporary theory and principles, Dr.
Herrick explores the structure of arguments; relationships between reasons and conclusions; the criteria of evidence, validity, and definitional clarity; common types of arguments and fallacies; and issues of adapting arguments to audiences. From the Publisher: Clear, practical explanations of major principles and guidelines.
Strong foundation in classical and contemporary theory. An emphasis on ethics and on the qualities of reasonable people and arguments.
A focus on audience-centered argument. Many new examples and exercises, reflecting current issues and events. Expanded discussion of the Internet as a source of evidence.
Expanded discussion of audience adaptation. New chapter divisions with shorter chapters, for greater flexibility. Key terms at the beginning of each chapter; glossary at the end of the book. Epigrams, pull quotes, figures, photos to highlight salient points, add visual interest. From the Back Cover: Herrick is a good writer, and I like the disciplined, no nonsense approach that he takes here.
I also sense that this is written by someone who has a solid command of the philosophy of argumentation. Textbooks reflect their fields, and I think this one speaks well of the communication discipline. These themes recur throughout the text and form another of the main strengths of the book.
Farrell, University of New Hampshire "[T]he explanations provided in the text are clear; the examples and exercises assist the students in applying the relevant theoretical material. I am very likely to adopt the new edition, as it represents an improved version of the current text more thorough explanation without a lot more girth. Farrell, University of New Hampshire "One of the things that attracted me to this book was its more extensive discussion of the role of ethics in argument.
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James A. Herrick
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