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Arguments and Arguing: The Products and Process of Human Decision Making Paperback – August 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-1577660385 ISBN-10: 1577660382 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc; Reprint edition (August 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577660382
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577660385
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,758,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Infante, Arguing Constructively (ISBN 0881333271) and Makau-Marty, Cooperative Argumentation: A Model for Deliberative Community (ISBN 1577661397).

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It's worth your time if you are taking such a class!
Alishan
Arguments and Arguing is a must have for anyone interested in the art of debating.
Kalika
Well-written, easy to read, and filled w/ pertinent information.
Jeff

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alishan on March 17, 2008
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I've enjoyed reading this for my Argumentation and Advocacy public speaking class at SJSU. It's worth your time if you are taking such a class!
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Well-written, easy to read, and filled w/ pertinent information. I found chapter 9 the most useful, as it contains all the elements necessary for thoroughly evaluating an argument.
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By Animelover212 on November 3, 2013
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It was a used book and I could tell. It was handy for the communication class that I was taking and I learned some new things about arguing that I never knew. So now I picked up on some new ways to argue with my mom lol jk
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By Kalika on October 19, 2013
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This book was required reading for my Speech Class. I'd never debated before and knew nothing about the process. I was overwhelmed when I first began to read this book; maybe flustered would be a better word for it.

After reading a few chapters I was sorry I took my Speech class because from what I read, it proved that EVERYTHING can be argued, and nobody's really right or wrong, so I felt everybody should just shut up and never say another word. I wanted to drop out of the class.

BUT, after reading and understanding philosopher Stephen Toulmin's technique of debating, I began to like debating and got an A on my first exam and totally excelled in my first debate.

Arguments and Arguing is a must have for anyone interested in the art of debating.
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By Katy Saevang on August 28, 2013
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Fantastic book, very good logic and arguments, there were highlights and side notes to summary sections up. very very helpful
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I WAS WORRIED ABOUT HOW TO MAKE STRONG AND CONVINCING ARGUMENTS BECAUSE I WASNT READY TO ARGUE IN PUBLIC. BOUGHT THIS BOOK AND IT SOLVED ALL MY PROBLEMS EVEN IN MY RELATIONSHIPS
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