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Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric

Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric 13th Edition

By: Frank Boardman Nancy M. Cavender Howard Kahane
ISBN-10: 1305956028
/ ISBN-13: 9781337516129
Edition: 13th Edition
Language: English
				
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Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Good and Bad Reasoning

    • 1 Reasoning and Arguments
    • 2 Exposition and Argument
    • 3 Arguments vs. Explanations
    • 4 What Does “Winning an Argument” Mean
    • 5 Cogent Reasoning
    • 6 Two Basic Kinds of Valid Arguments
    • 7 Some Wrong Ideas About Cogent Reasoning
    • 8 Background Beliefs
    • 9 Kinds of Background Beliefs
    • 10 Worldviews or Philosophies
    • 11 Insufficiently Grounded Beliefs
    • 12 Two Vital Kinds of Background Beliefs
    • 13 Science to the Rescue
    • Summary of Chapter 1

Chapter 2 More on Deduction and Induction

    • 1 Deductive Validity
    • 2 Deductive Invalidity
    • 3 Conditional Statements
    • 4 Syllogisms
    • 5 Indirect Proofs
    • 6 Tautologies, Contradictions, and Contingent Statements
    • 7 Inductive Validity (Correctness) and Invalidity (Incorrectness
    • 8 A Misconception About Deduction and Induction
    • 9 Reasoning Cogently Versus Being Right in Fact
    • Summary of Chapter 2

Chapter 3 Fal lacies: Questionable Premises

    • 1 Appeal to Authority
    • 2 Inconsistency
    • 3 Straw Man
    • 4 False Dilemma and the Either-Or Fallacy
    • 5 Begging the Question
    • 6 Questionable Premise—Questionable Statement
    • 7 Suppressed (Overlooked) Evidence
    • 8 Tokenism
    • Summary of Chapter 3

Chapter 4 Fal lacies: Inval id Inferences

    • 1 Ad Hominem Argument
    • 2 Guilt by Association
    • 3 Two Wrongs Make A Right
    • 4 Appeal to Tradition or Popularity
    • 5 Irrelevant Reason (Non Sequitur
    • 6 Equivocation
    • 7 Appeal to Ignorance
    • 8 Appeal to Pity or Fear
    • 9 Composition and Division
    • 10 Slippery Slope
    • Summary of Chapter 4

Chapter 5 Fal lacies: Misusing Induction

    • 1 Hasty Conclusion
    • 2 Small Sample
    • 3 Unrepresentative Sample
    • 4 Questionable Cause
    • 5 Questionable Analogy
    • 6 Questionable Statistics
    • 7 Questionable Uses of Good Statistics
    • 8 Polls: An Important Special Case
    • 9 False Charge of Fallacy
    • Summary of Chapter 5

Chapter 6 P sychological Impediments to Cogent Reasoning: Shooting Ourselves in the Foot

    • 1 Loyalty, Provincialism, and The Herd Instinct
    • 2 Prejudice, Stereotypes, Scapegoats, and Partisan Mind-Sets
    • 3 Superstitious Beliefs
    • 4 Wishful Thinking and Self-Deception
    • 5 Rationalization and Procrastination
    • 6 Other Defense Mechanisms
    • 7 The Benefits of Self-Deception, Wishful Thinking, and Denial
    • 8 The Pull of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal
    • 9 Lack of A Good Sense of Proportion
    • Summary of Chapter 6

Chapter 7 Language

    • 1 Cognitive and Emotive Meanings
    • 2 Emotive Meanings and Persuasive Uses of Language
    • 3 Ambiguity and Vagueness
    • 4 Other Common Rhetorical Devices
    • 5 Language Manipulators
    • 6 Some Subtle Issues
    • 7 Language Revision
    • Summary of Chapter 7

Chapter 8 Evaluating Extended Arguments

    • 1 The Basic Tasks of Essay Evaluation
    • 2 The Margin Note and Summary Method
    • 3 Extended Evaluation of an Argument
    • 4 Dealing with Value Claims
    • 5 Evaluating Ironic Works
    • Summary of Chapter 8

Chapter 9 Writing Cogent (and Persuasive) Essays

    • 1 The Writing Process
    • 2 Preparing to Write
    • 3 Writing the Essay
    • 4 Supporting Reasons Effectively
    • Summary of Chapter 9

Chapter 10 Advertising: Sel l ing the Product

    • 1 Are Advertisements Arguments? Examples of Rhetoric
    • 2 Promise and Identification Advertisements
    • 3 Things to Watch Out for in Advertisements
    • 4 The Upside of Ads
    • 5 Targeted Advertising and Big Data
    • 6 Political Advertising
    • Summary of Chapter 10

Chapter 11 Managing the News

    • 1 The Media and the Power of Money
    • 2 News-Gathering Methods Are Designed to Save Money
    • 3 News Reporting: Theory and Practice
    • 4 Devices Used to Slant the News
    • 5 Television and the Internet
    • 6 The Non-Mass Media to the Rescue
    • 7 News Media Concentration
    • Summary of Chapter 11

Chapter 12 New Media, Cyberculture, and Public Discourse

    • 1 Discourse in a Digital Age
    • 2 Privacy, Celebrity, and Anonymity
    • 3 Speaking Directly to the Public
    • 4 Using and Misusing Mass Communication
    • Summary of Chapter 12

Chapter 13 Argument and Rhetoric in Fiction

    • 1 Fictions as Arguments
    • 2 The Persuasive Power of Fiction
    • 3 The Downsides to Fiction’s Power to Persuade
    • 4 Rhetoric in Various Forms of Storytelling
    • Summary of Chapter 13

Appendix More on Cogent Reasoning

    • 1 More on Cause and Effect
    • 2 Scientific Method
    • 3 Criteria for Theory Selection
    • 4 Calculating Probabilities and Fair Odds

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