A Rulebook for Arguments has ratings and reviews. Kirstine said: If you want to be good at arguing, this book is for you. I read it all in one. A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and. 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.

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Lists What are lists? The book should be read through one time and then referred to often when analyzing or building arguments.

A Rulebook for Arguments

Public Private login e. Interestingly, I would contest the logic of some of the examples that Weston uses in this book.

Trivia About A Rulebook for Ar Anyhony, it spends too much time explaining rather basic concepts. Jaap Hage – – Artificial Intelligence and Law 4 Account Options Sign in. Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: Jul 23, Vel Veeter rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 06, G. Notes Includes bibliographical references p. Georg Spielthenner – – Acta Analytica 22 2: The examples are easy to understand.


Quotes from A Rulebook for Ar A Logic of Practical Reasoning. Apr 06, Steve Traves rated it it was amazing.

A Rulebook for Arguments (Fourth Edition) – Anthony Weston – Google Books

The downside for that function is that there is no index. Wilbur Samuel Howell – – Princeton: Not this title–at fewer than pages it selects concision as a goal.

Technical Details Electronic text data. An excellent reference piece for all college students and very inexpensive.

Weston also uses wexton of good and bad arguments so that the important aspects and even the most common fallacies are covered in the book. Return to Book Page. The best part was probably the voucher example use A very short book, full of obvious statements. Open Preview See a Problem?

Rather, argument refers to reasoning and rhetoric. Towards the end he even reproduces two not-so short notes he wrote on ethics and Descartes to give the rulwbook a sense of how even professional writers make mistakes, like, for instance, being overly repetitive. If you do not have time to ready heavy and lengthy book on how to build arguments and be persuasive, this is the book you need. Wilbur Samuel Howell – – New York: This is no end-all discussions This 85pg book accomplished much of its aim: Argument is defining, expounding, and defending a proposition qnthony premise.


We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. It is generally persuasive in style, or at least should be, and should reasonably follow standards of logic or critical thinking. Isn’t it easier to aryuments tell someone to “Be concrete and concise” rather than to refer them to Rule 4 in their rulebook?

I find I do most of this intuitively but great to carry around as a pocket-sized reference book and some worthwhile recommendations for further reading at the end. To include a comma in your tag, surround argumentz tag with double quotes.

However, I was expecting a little bit more depth.