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Title
Why we argue (and how we should)
Type
Text
Language
English
Classification
LCC: JA85 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 320.01/4 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2018036145
Supplementary Content
Index present
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement in the Age of Unreason presents an accessible and engaging introduction to the theory of argument, with special emphasis on the way argument works in public political debate. The authors develop a view according to which proper argument is necessary for one's individual cognitive health; this insight is then expanded to the collective health of one's society. Proper argumentation, then, is seen to play a central role in a well-functioning democracy. Written in a lively style and filled with examples drawn from the real world of contemporary politics, and questions following each chapter to encourage discussion, Why We Argue (And How We Should) reads like a guide for the participation in, and maintenance of, modern democracy. An excellent student resource for courses in critical thinking, political philosophy, and related fields, Why We Argue (And How We Should) is an important contribution to reasoned debate. What's New in the Second Edition: - Updated examples throughout the book, including examples from the 2016 U.S. election and first years of the Trump presidency - Expanded coverage of dialectical fallacies, including coverage of new types of fallacies and of sites where such fallacies thrive (e.g., cable news, social media) - Revised For Further Thought questions and definitions of Key Terms, included at the end of each chapter - The addition of five new chapters: o Deep Disagreement o Argument by Analogy o Argument between the Ads o The Owl of Minerva (or weaponizing metalanguage) o Argumentative Responsibility and Repair"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Why do we argue?
Why argument matters
Public argument in a democratic society
Deep disagreements
The simple truth thesis
Pushovers
Tone of voice
The surprising truth about hypocrisy
Arguments by analogy
Argumentation between the ads
Language, spin, and framing
Argument online
The owl of Minerva problem
Argumentative responsibility and argument repair
Civility in argument.
Authorized Access Point
Aikin, Scott F., Why we argue (and how we should)
Authorized Access Point Variant
Talisse, Robert B., Why we argue (and how we should)