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Modus tollens and all that jazz...,
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This review is from: A Rulebook for Arguments (Hackett Student Handbooks) (Paperback)
I'm currently working on collecting some pieces of writing, hopefully to be placed in a book. I didn't begin this book with the idea that it would contribute to this project, but it ended up being an invaluable compliment to the book on writing I was reading at the same time.
I didn't have any knowledge of arguments before going into this book. (Though I do remember the mention of modus tollens, possibly from grade school?) I now plan to apply some of the practices presented in this book to my writing, by dissecting each and every piece and applying some of the principles. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning the basics of forming arguments- whether verbally or in writing.