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The Resource Think again : how to reason and argue, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University

Think again : how to reason and argue, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University

Label
Think again : how to reason and argue
Title
Think again
Title remainder
how to reason and argue
Statement of responsibility
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a polarized world, a good argument can help create understanding, respect, and compromise. The key is the word "good" : arguments should not resort to put-downs, abuse, accusations, or avoidance of issues. Sinnott-Armstrong shows readers what arguments are-- and what good they can do. When one understands and appreciates strong evidence, it is not necessary to "win" the argument merely to engage in constructive conversations."--Publisher information
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DLC
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1955-
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Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter
Dewey number
168
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.S559 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reasoning
  • Logic
  • Logic
  • Reasoning
Label
Think again : how to reason and argue, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Our cultural rut : How did we get here? ; How do we get out of here? -- Part I. Why to argue : So close and yet so far : What is polarization? ; Are the poles moving apart? ; Can't we at least agree on the facts? ; Do you hate your opponents? ; Has the epidemic gone global? -- Toxic talk : Can we be civil, please? ; Who doesn't like a good caricature? ; Are we all crazy clowns? ; Are insults funny? ; How low can we go? ; Is Europe civilized? ; How much is too much? -- The sound of silencing : Why try? ; Where did you hear that? ; Why ask? ; So what? ; Isn't silence soothing? -- What arguments can do : Who is the slave? ; Is there any hope? ; What do we get out of arguing? : Learning; Respect; Humility; Abstraction; Compromise ; Where do we stand now? -- Intermission : From why to how : Why to learn how to argue : Do you want to make a deal? ; Will your wishes come true? ; Can you trust representatives? ; Should you turn over a new leaf? ; Can we get better? -- Part II. How to argue : How to spot arguments : How much would you pay for an argument? ; What is an argument? ; What purposes do arguments serve? ; When is an argument (being given)? -- How to stop arguments : Can we stop soon? ; What if we can't stop? ; How can we stop? : Guarding; Assuring; Evaluating; Discounting ; How can words work together? -- How to complete arguments : Which arguments are valid? ; When is validity formal? ; Wat makes arguments sound? ; What are you assuming? ; Do these methods scale up? : Without argument; Justification; Explanation -- How to evaluate arguments : Was Sherlock Holmes a master of deduction? ; What's so great about deduction? ; How strong are you? ; How do I induce thee? Let me count the ways ; How can dates and polls go so wrong? : Generalization; Application ; Why did that happen? : Hussein's tubes -- Part III. How not to argue : How to avoid fallacies : What do you mean? : Double entendre; Slip sliding away ; Can I trust you? : Attacking people; Questioning authority ; Have we gotten anywhere yet? ; Is that all? -- How to refute arguments : Does the exception prove the rule? ; Is this absurdity made of straw? ; What is just like arguing...? -- Conclusion : Rules to live by
Control code
on1035225563
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 237 pages
Isbn
9780190627126
Lccn
2017052751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99977386499
Label
Think again : how to reason and argue, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Our cultural rut : How did we get here? ; How do we get out of here? -- Part I. Why to argue : So close and yet so far : What is polarization? ; Are the poles moving apart? ; Can't we at least agree on the facts? ; Do you hate your opponents? ; Has the epidemic gone global? -- Toxic talk : Can we be civil, please? ; Who doesn't like a good caricature? ; Are we all crazy clowns? ; Are insults funny? ; How low can we go? ; Is Europe civilized? ; How much is too much? -- The sound of silencing : Why try? ; Where did you hear that? ; Why ask? ; So what? ; Isn't silence soothing? -- What arguments can do : Who is the slave? ; Is there any hope? ; What do we get out of arguing? : Learning; Respect; Humility; Abstraction; Compromise ; Where do we stand now? -- Intermission : From why to how : Why to learn how to argue : Do you want to make a deal? ; Will your wishes come true? ; Can you trust representatives? ; Should you turn over a new leaf? ; Can we get better? -- Part II. How to argue : How to spot arguments : How much would you pay for an argument? ; What is an argument? ; What purposes do arguments serve? ; When is an argument (being given)? -- How to stop arguments : Can we stop soon? ; What if we can't stop? ; How can we stop? : Guarding; Assuring; Evaluating; Discounting ; How can words work together? -- How to complete arguments : Which arguments are valid? ; When is validity formal? ; Wat makes arguments sound? ; What are you assuming? ; Do these methods scale up? : Without argument; Justification; Explanation -- How to evaluate arguments : Was Sherlock Holmes a master of deduction? ; What's so great about deduction? ; How strong are you? ; How do I induce thee? Let me count the ways ; How can dates and polls go so wrong? : Generalization; Application ; Why did that happen? : Hussein's tubes -- Part III. How not to argue : How to avoid fallacies : What do you mean? : Double entendre; Slip sliding away ; Can I trust you? : Attacking people; Questioning authority ; Have we gotten anywhere yet? ; Is that all? -- How to refute arguments : Does the exception prove the rule? ; Is this absurdity made of straw? ; What is just like arguing...? -- Conclusion : Rules to live by
Control code
on1035225563
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 237 pages
Isbn
9780190627126
Lccn
2017052751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99977386499

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