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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The fourth edition offers a revamped and more tightly focused approach to extended arguments, a new chapter wewton oral arguments, and updated examples and topics throughout.

Although the language anthont is highly academic, but it can be understood easily, especially for the university students who are studying how to make a good arguments in English. Unlike most textbooks on argumentative writing, Rulebook is organised around specific rules, illustrated and explained soundly and briefly. PaperbackThird edition87 pages.

A Rulebook for Arguments

So instead, I will likely borrow or paraphrase sections of this text rather than assign it. Although the book does not provide the references and the ways to control gesture, it is considered to be very useful rulebook, especially for the trainers or teachers and also the English department students in lecturing or studying the rules of developing good arguments.

The best part was probably the voucher example used. It states important rules, the different arguments, the process for essay writing, and fallacies. This is a review of the 2nd edition.


A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

It explains how you should do it and gives some useful definitions so you will know what others are referring too. Premises you thought were secure may turn out to need defending, while other premises may turn out to be more secure than they seemed. He is an American philosopher, teacher, and writer. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Eighteenth-Century British Logic and Rhetoric.

This handbook is very short and basic. The author gives only what argumnts needed to know and no more.

A lot of what is said is common sense, even to people who aren’t familiar with more formal argumentation at all. It’s a very slim volume and I found quite a few of its sections useful for helping me structure the arguments in my essays.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Complexity, Relevance and Character: Updated examples, streamlined text, and the chapter on definition reworked in a rule-based format strengthen this already strong volume.

It is quick to read, but has powerful lessons. I would have liked to see a few problems interspersed for the reader to solve and identify poor uses of argument, however the author was clear that this book was not intended for that, and I believe it was written to serve as a supplement to larger texts that would treat logic more comprehensively.


He cites sources for some of his claims so it just seems lazy, ignorant or arrogant to not cite sources for all of his claims as if the reader should take as fact his opinion on certain current issues breaking his own Rule Why make poor arguments in a book about arguments?

Bias is explicitly mentioned once, wseton the introduction of section IV on Sources.

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Nov 07, Timothy Goldsmith rated it really liked it. Account Options Sign in. 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. I’m not in a position to argue Books by Anthony Weston. Jul 16, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: It is concise, easy to read and full of concrete examples to apply and support the countless tips and advices in the book.