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.
Reading this for school but thoroughly enjoyed it and will read again in the future. Highly recommend !! Totally read it pleasePublished 23 days ago by Paul Galvan
I still have this book and it was a great help when I needed it for a philosophy class last semester.Published 26 days ago by Brittney
Good discussion of fundamentals . I enjoyed the acquired knowledge . This is a great book for those who aspire to law.Published 1 month ago by Richard Bell
"good things come in small packages" and this fills the bill.
I am sorely tempted to purchase the related full length text. Read more