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 recommend these two books to anyone above the age of about 12 who wants to improve his or her writing and critical thinking skills. English Choose a language for shopping. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I like this book because it can be a tool for me to help me practicing and developing my argumentation skill. Problems with Teaching the Ad Hominem Fallacy. This book is a good refresher while only packing less than pages.

I read this book in two extended sittings with indepth study, because the book ruelbook two in one. I think that the most useful chapter in the book is chapter six, “Deductive Arguments. I’ve tried to find a book that does include them and this was, in the end, the most likely candidate to cover this topic, so I’m a tad disappointed. Account Options Sign in. Handy little reference book, the Strunk and White for argumentation.

The sob stories ‘appealing to pity as an argument for special treatment. Anthkny starting with premises, testing them, con This small book acts as a guide on how to make good arguments in writing. Perhaps of good use for young students. I had a hard time putting it down once I started it.


A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

Rather, argument refers to reasoning and rhetoric. I really wish that I have come across this book earlier since I had to go through reverse learning process. I would say that it really be called “A Rulebook for arguments in essays” but the focus is more on the written word than the spoken. Argumentx is pretty bare bones and, combined with the unnecessary controversy and bias, it just didn’t do much for me.

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Gulebook Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. Again, worth the read.

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I suspect Weston’s book would be a great title for students needing an introduction to the subject–as well as for the bby reader who vaguely remembers what modus ponensmodus tollensand “affirming the consequent” are but needs a refresher arbuments his or her aging brain, it’s a lean and pithy reference.

Feb 11, Jeff Short rated it really liked it Shelves: Weston also uses examples of good and bad arguments so that the important aspects and even the most common fallacies are covered in the book. I was assigned this book for a graduate-level Research and Writing class, but likely won’t be using it much, if at all, with the other resources anhtony are out there about the same material.

However, I was expecting a little bit more argumenhs. This small book acts as a guide on how to make good arguments in writing. It’s an ok resource to have, has the most important information needed and it’s quite concise.

History of Western Philosophy. 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.


A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston. The sixth chapter is Deductive Arguments. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

A Rulebook for Arguments

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. One person found this helpful. Not the thickest book I’ve ever read, but considering all of the nonsense that some people introduce through the media and popular opinion, this book will give you the basic tools to shape your research and come up with an opinion of your own. A rulebook for arguments Anthony Weston Snippet view – Criticisms and suggestions, as always, are welcome.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 07, Timothy Goldsmith rated it really liked it. Also, it spends too much time explaining rather basic concepts. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It is not a mistake to have strong views. Along with a copy of “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White, this is all a person needs to learn decent argumentation skills. It is through others’ eyes that you can see best where you are unclear or hasty of just plain implausible.

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.