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Argumentation and Debate (11TH 05 - Old Edition)by Austin J. Freeley
Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of argumentation and debate uses a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material easy to understand. ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE features concepts, argumentation models, practical guides, and real-life scenarios that you use to enhance your skills in academic debates. With an emphasis on critical thinking, reasoned decision making, and advocacy skills, this text empowers you to participate actively as citizens in a democratic society.
Book News Annotation:
A textbook for a course on debate, first published about 40 years ago. This latest edition incorporates such matters as the ethics of inclusion, fiat and its implications for debate, current theories and practices, the 2000 presidential debate, and new thoughts on affirmative and negative case construction.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This reviewer-praised text presents a clear and concise explanation of argumentation and provides models for good argumentation, particularly as it applies to academic debate.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Critical Thinking. 2. Applied and Academic Debate. 3. Stating the Controversy. 4. Analyzing the Controversy. 5. Exploring the Controversy. 6. Evidence. 7. Tests of Evidence. 8. The Structure of Reasoning. 9. Types of Reasoning. 10. Obstacles to Clear Thinking. 11. Requirements of the Case. 12. Building the Affirmative Case. 13. Building the Negative Case. 14. Refutation. 15. Presenting the Case: Composition. 16. Presenting the Case: Delivery. 17. Evaluating the Debate. 18. Academic Debate Formats and Cross Examination. 19. Applied Parliamentary Debate. Appendix A: Presidential Debate. The Third Bush v. Kerry Presidential Debate: October 13, 2004. Exercises. Appendix B: National Championship Debate. Exercises. Appendix C: National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (NDT). Appendix D: National Intercollegiate Debate Propositions (CEDA). Appendix E: Debate Bibliography. Appendix F: Glossary. Index.
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