A Rulebook for Arguments has ratings and reviews. Kirstine said: If you want to be good at arguing, this book is for you. I read it all in one. 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. A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston – book review By Eko Rustamaji ( ) Description A Rulebook for Arguments was written by Anthony.

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The ideas and arguments provided in Rulebook for Arguments are of the important points in learning how to develop good arguments because making and developing a good argument must follow some tips and rules. I like this book because it can be a tool for me to help me practicing and developing my argumentation skill.

The book basically explains what’s acceptable in an argument and what’s not and how that argument should be structured. This small book acts as a guide on how to make good arguments anthon writing. If you’re looking for a way to make sure you never lose an argument again, this is not the book for you. If you’re looking for something with more substance and logic isn’t completely unfamiliar to you, I think this book will provide very little value.

Logic and Rhetoric in England, Eighteenth-Century British Logic and Rhetoric. The first chapter is Composing a Short Argument.

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This is the first book I’m reading about critical thinking and this is a very good introduction, indeed. A necessity for anyone writing a persuasive essay. Wilbur Samuel Howell – – Princeton: Some General Rules Arguments begin by marshaling reasons and organizing them in a clear and fair way.

This book is organized around specific rules, illustrated and explained soundly but above all briefly.

Seriously, a must read for everyone. Georg Spielthenner – – Acta Analytica argumfnts 2: This chapter explains how cause leads to effect, propose the most likely cause, correlated events are not necessarily related, and causes may be complex.


But since I worked with people who love to prove and defend their arguments, I have to learn to speak up my own thoughts. The importance of the rules of argumentation is also supported by a theory proposed by Schellens Nov 07, Timothy Goldsmith rated it really liked it.

Now in its 4th Ed. Weston also uses examples of good and bad arguments so that the important aspects and even the most common fallacies are cove I bought this argumenrs because I wanted to find a short and simple instructions for planning and writing solid arguments mainly for my thesis. Unlike other books, the author of “A Rulebook for Arguments” does not waste too much space with English grammar, which, though essential if one wants to be properly understood, is better left to books on English style.

But it is definitely useful, and works very well as a, well, rulebook for arguments. The author claims that this book is designed to fulfill a need for a “rulebook” vs. I bought this book because I wanted to find a short and simple instructions for planning and writing solid arguments mainly for my thesis.

A Rulebook for Arguments

Different sections and argument types are divided so that they are in a logical order and easy to find from one place which makes this book easy to use and navigate.

Complexity, Relevance and Character: 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. Nevertheless, it’s a useful guide to some common flaws in arguments, and I particularly enjoyed the chapter on public speaking. It is through others’ eyes urlebook you can see best where you are unclear westonn hasty of just plain implausible.

However, the book does not provide bibliography or references in the last page of it. It is generally persuasive in style, or at least should be, and ruleboom reasonably follow standards of logic or critical thinking.


A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

The fifth chapter is Arguments about Causes. From starting with premises, testing them, con This small book acts as a guide on how to make good arguments in writing. Hackett Publishing Company- English language – pages.

Criticisms and suggestions, as always, are welcome. Metaphilosophical Criteria for Worldview Comparison. It’s an ok resource to have, has the most important information needed and it’s quite concise.

Arguments and debates might actually be productive if pe I took some notes. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

The fourth edition, even more elegantly organized and concise than before, adds new material on oral presentations and Web sources that everyone needs. Apr 06, Steve Traves rated it it was amazing. You may even pick up a dew new facts or examples. I will always get back to this until I remember all I was bad at arguing.

Weston developed rules to help you remember the different forms of argumentation, as well as to distinguish between faulty and valid arguments. A Rulebook for Arguments Fourth Edition. It may be a good book if you know nothing about logic or argumentation, but for most people, I think it’s too simple to learn anything significant. Really enjoyed reading it.