Weston, Anthony, —. A rulebook for arguments / Anthony Weston.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN (cloth)—ISBN. Short Arguments: Some General Rules Arguments begin by marshaling reasons and organizing them in a clear and fair way. Chapter I offers general rules for. The Paperback of the A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Buy the selected items together This item: It offers some general rules for composing short arguments. Windsor Musson – – [Bognor Regis, Eng.

This book provides valuable guidance on how to ensure your writing is clear, crisp, and convincing. This is followed by guidance on writing essays that are convincing. A necessity for anyone writing a persuasive essay. No one outgrows its forty-five timeless rules, all explained and illustrated with vivid examples. Apr 01, Ahmad Hossam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Along with a copy of “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White, this is all a person needs to learn decent argumentation skills.

I will always get back to this until I remember all I was bad at arguing. The author compares his book to Strunk and White on writing well on the last page of his book, and he is probably right.

Different sections and argument types are divided so that they are in a logical order and easy to find from one place which makes this book easy to use and navigate.

Updated examples, streamlined text, and the chapter on definition reworked in a rule-based format strengthen this already strong volume. Feedback is a “reality check” all the way around –welcome it. Arguments and debates might actually be productive if people abided by the rules presented in this rulebook.


Also, and this is much worse, he keeps bringing in religious examples, so the issue is the same. Jan gulebook, G. It’s a very slim volume and I found anthonu a few of its sections useful for helping me structure the arguments in my essays. The first chapter is Composing a Short Argument. He goes through several different considerations to consider as you begin to think through creating argumentative papers. Likewise, this book argumenfs as an excellent arguuments or review of basic logical argument construction for anyone, and is especially useful to people in careers such as law, labor negotiations, and journalism.

But since I worked with people who love to prove and defend their arguments, I have to learn to speak up my own thoughts.

A Rulebook for Arguments

Help Center Find new research papers in: It states important rules, the different arguments, the process for essay writing, and fallacies. A Rulebook for Arguments Fourth Edition. It is short, well-written and concise, so it’s fast to read.

It may be a good book if you know nothing about logic or argumentation, but for most people, I think it’s too simpl It’s an ok resource to have, has the most important information needed and it’s quite concise. The book should be read through one time and then referred to often when analyzing or building arguments.

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Jul 16, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: It’s small, easy to carry, easy to read, and is incredibly useful as a resource to help one hone his or her skills in analyzing the logic of From starting with premises, testing them, considering multiple perspectives, different types of evidence, and logic. See all 53 reviews. Weston developed rules wesotn help you remember the different forms of argumentation, as well as to distinguish between faulty and valid arguments.

Unlike most textbooks on argumentative writing, Rulebook is organised around specific rules, illustrated and explained soundly and briefly. The best part was probably the voucher example used.


A Logic of Practical Reasoning. I think that the most useful chapter in the book is chapter six, “Deductive Arguments.

I was bad at arguing. I had a hard time putting it down once I started it. It also explains types of deductive arguments which I got a brief introduction to through CrashCourse Philosophy, but this book goes into a lot more detail.

The final sections of the book deal with writing argumentative essays. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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This could be effective for a class or prolonged study of this material, but I’m not sure I would recommend it beyond a high school level and, at the same time, I’m not sure I would recommend it to high school students either anthojy of the content of some of Meh. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It’s organized so that each “rule” can be referenced by number, grouped according to topic.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 11, Jeff Short rated it really liked it Shelves: Remember me on this computer. Request removal from index.

The fifth chapter is Arguments about Causes. He is currently working on the concept of conductive argument and its applications.

Anhhony also found the example of an advanced “modus tollens” i. This small book acts as a guide on how to make good arguments in writing. Andrew Lau – – Science and Engineering Ethics 10 2: The rulebook is concise and forceful in its language.