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- ISBN: 9780205210596 | 0205210597
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/9/2012
The first and most thoroughly developed audience-oriented argumentation text has been updated to its 8thedition: Argumentation and Critical Decision Makingpresents argumentation as a cooperative, communicative process. This text examines the general principles of argument in a rigorous yet readable manner and then applies those principles to different spheres of life law, science, religion, business, government, and politics to explore how conventions of argument change when applied to these real-world arenas. Focusing on the dynamics of decision making and using real-life examples to illustrate principles, Argumentation and Critical Decision Makingaims to help readers develop practical argumentation skills within the world of their daily lives.