This is the ultimate 'how-to' book for anyone who wants to use reasons and evidence in support of conclusions, to be clear instead of confusing, persuasive instead of dogmatic, and better at evaluating the arguments of others. No one outgrows its forty-five timeless rules, all explained and illustrated with vivid examples. The fourth edition, even more elegantly organized and concise than before, adds new material on oral presentations and Web sources that everyone needs. --Debra Nails, Michigan State University
I'm very pleased with the new edition of this book. I've been using A Rulebook for Arguments for several years now in my critical thinking course with great success . . . the chapters on generalizations (formerly arguments by examples), sources (arguments by authority), and arguments about causes have all improved substantially. Thanks for a great new edition! --David Morrow, Hunter College
An elegant, concise, and consistently useful little book that every student needs. --Rachel Hadas, Rutgers University
Anthony Weston is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Elon University.
Great book about argument. Concise but efficient. Very helpful.Published 16 days ago by lianglingding
Whether you are a current student or someone like me, returning to the classroom after many years, A Rulebook for Arguments is invaluable. Read morePublished 27 days ago by N.Thomas 24*
Very simple, but effective checklist of all the basic arguments and fallacies. Nice to have as a quick reference.Published 1 month ago by Kevin from Texas
This is a clear and easy-to-read guide to prepare both simple and complex arguments. Weston follows and models his own advice by writing clearly and in plain language, and making... Read morePublished 1 month ago by bronx book nerd
"Don't you see that the aim of newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura B.