How to Win an Argument is designed to provide you with the tools you need to improve your rhetorical and critical skills. Since we constantly argue at work, home, and even in casual conversation, improving that ability is extremely important. This book will enable you to choose your arguments carefully and prevent you from being misled by fallacies and empty rhetoric. It will increase your insight and perception of the positions presented to you, decrease your gullibility, and replace it with a healthy skepticism. The practical information in this guide will sharpen your ears and your mind, making it more likely that the right response will occur to you at the right moment, rather than hours later. The third edition contains a new chapter on emotion and additional examples for each chapter. Using this book will aid you in communicating effectively, avoiding conflict, and understanding the myriad arguments you are faced with every day.
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Proven techniques for getting your point across and winning arguments
If you've ever felt the frustration of losing an argument--even when you knew you were right--to someone more skilled in pressing their point (and your hot buttons), this book is for you. This practical, often amusing guide gives you the tools you need to make your point clearly in any disagreement, from a formal debate to a roaring shouting match. You'll find: Strategies for identifying--and avoiding--the common traps your opponents may set for you Sample arguments spotlighting current issues with notes that analyze both weak and strong techniques Interactive quizzes that help reinforce your new skills and build confidence--""Insightful, instructive, and enjoyable to read.""--Publishers WeeklyAbout the Author:
Michael A. Gilbert is Professor of Philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Coalescent Argumentation (1979), as well as two novels, and numerous scholarly articles.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0070232156