A Rulebook for Arguments has ratings and reviews. Now in its 4th Ed ., the author has refined and expanded the layout so that it reads straight. COUPON: Rent A Rulebook for Arguments 4th edition () and save up to 80% on textbook rentals and 90% on used Authors: Anthony Weston. A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and The fourth edition, even more elegantly organized and concise than before, adds .

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Access Conditions Access restricted to authenticated library users. Nothing earthshaking here, and the examples were a bit brief, but it was altogether worth reading. Oct 05, Martin Stoev rated it it was amazing Shelves: It may be a good book if you know nothing about logic or argumentation, but for most people, I think it’s too simple to learn anything significant. Favorite section is the one on fallacies. 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.

This handbook is very short and basic.

A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

Arguments and debates might actually be productive if people abided by the rules presented in this rulebook. Notify me of new posts via email. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Oral Arguments Appendix I. I would say that it really be called “A Rulebook for arguments in essays” ffor the focus is more on the written word than the spoken.


Towards the end he even reproduces two not-so short notes he wrote on ethics and Descartes to argumebts the reader a sense of how even professional writers make mistakes, like, for instance, being overly repetitive. Criticisms and suggestions, as always, are welcome.

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If you want to be good at arguing, this book is raguments you. This is a rulebook as the title suggests, but it is concise and readable. Writers —at all levels—need feedback.

Unlike most textbooks on ar Updated examples, streamlined text, and the chapter on definition reworked in a rule-based format strengthen this already strong volume. As the author invites criticism, I have only one complaint: Jan 06, G. Nov 08, Natasha rated it it was amazing. I would have liked to see a few problems interspersed for the reader to solve and identify poor uses of argument, however the author was clear that this book was not intended for that, and I believe it was written to serve as a supplement to larger texts that would treat logic more comprehensively.

You are commenting using your WordPress. It’s a very slim volume and I found quite a few of its sections useful for helping me structure the arguments in my essays. May 29, Paul Bard rated it really liked it.

Probably the best introduction to the subject on the market. It’s small, easy to carry, easy to read, and is incredibly useful as a resource ruleook help one hone his or her skills in analyzing the logic of Really enjoyed reading it.


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Weston provides clear and unambiguous advice on what to include e. My library Help Advanced Book Search. View this review on Goodreads View all my reviews on Goodreads. You are commenting using your Facebook raguments. Bias is explicitly mentioned once, during the introduction of section IV on Sources. It’s organized so that each “rule” can be referenced by number, grouped according to topic.

A Rulebook for Arguments really is what it says, a short and concise, but easy to understand, list of rules on how to construct a solid argument. A lot of what is said is common sense, even to people who aren’t familiar with more formal argumentation at all.

If, however, you want to be able to critique both your own and other people’s thoughts on any given matter, then this book is a handy way to to understand how we might test the logic of things and uncover “bad arguments”. Published January 1st by Hackett Publishing Company first published I was hesitating to buy this book but after reading it, I realise it is worth it’s price.

Objections may come up that you hadn’t expected. Author Weston, Anthony, Edition 4th edition. It is not a textbook, but a rulebook, whose goal is to help students get on with writing a paper or assessing an argument.