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By George W. Rainbolt, Sandra L. Dwyer

With an entire, approachable presentation, serious pondering: THE artwork OF ARGUMENT is an available but rigorous advent to severe considering. The textual content emphasizes quick software of critical-thinking talents to genuine lifestyles. The relevance of those talents is proven during the textual content via highlighting some great benefits of basing one's judgements on a considerate realizing of arguments and proposing the overarching commonalities throughout arguments. With its conversational writing variety and punctiliously chosen examples, the booklet employs a constant and unified remedy of logical shape and an leading edge semiformal approach to standardizing arguments that illustrates the idea that of logical shape whereas conserving a visual connection to dull speech. with out sacrificing accuracy or aspect, the authors have truly awarded the fabric with applicable learn instruments and workouts that emphasize program instead of memorization.

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6. Communism was an evil system. 7. Evil will win if good people don’t fight against it. *8. ) 9. Abortion should be legal. 10. Abortion should be illegal. 11. How far until the next exit? *12. Everyone should take an economics course. 13. ” (Yakubinsky 1997, 249) 14. ” (Shermer 2000, 13) 15. ” (Perdue 2005, 3) E. Which of the following sentences are not likely to be the conclusion of an argument? Explain. 1. 2. 3. *4. 5. 6. 7. *8. 9. 10. 11. *12. Al Gore was the real winner in the presidential election of 2000.

Suppose that you found the following in a reading for a class: As part of their study, Dr. Frederick’s research group is considering giving the drug miconazole to a group of children. But they shouldn’t do this because miconazole always has serious side effects that harm children. It causes vomiting, bloody stools, and severe abdominal cramping. ” The author’s conclusion and one premise are clear. (A1) Miconazole harms children by causing vomiting, bloody stools, and severe abdominal cramping. Therefore, (A3) Dr.

How many times have you tried to reboot this computer? Elementary students should learn a foreign language. You should invest in exchange-traded funds. You really should watch the Super Bowl tonight. ” (Melville 2008, 1) 13. ” (Yakubinsky 1997, 249) 14. ” (Shermer 2000, 13) 15. indd 12 10/09/10 5:27 PM Why Think Critically? 13 Why Think Critically? In our gas price example, why is it better to consider arguments instead of flipping a coin or consulting an astrologer? It would be faster to flip a coin, and it might be more fun to visit an astrologer.

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