Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life

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Cengage Learning, Mar 2, 2005 - Philosophy - 393 pages
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This classic text, first published in 1971, has introduced tens of thousands of students to sound reasoning using a wealth of current, relevant, and stimulating examples all put together and explained in Howard Kahane's uniquely witty and invigorating writing style. Long the choice of instructors who want to keep students interested, LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC combines examples from TV, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and, in typical Kahanian fashion, our nation1s political dialogue. The text not only brings the concepts alive for students, but puts critical thinking skills into a context that students will retain and use throughout their lives. This is a book you can actually count on students to read.
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User Review  - Marshal Mdeza - Goodreads

I first spotted this book in the Malawi Polytechnic Library in 1989; then in its fourth edition, now in tenth edition. It is a whole classroom of logic without having to enroll for some philosophy course. A must read for all aspiring politicians, so they avoid being bozos on political podiums! Read full review

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User Review  - Samson Blackwell - Goodreads

A basic, slanted overview of the subject. Not very inspiring or informative. Read full review

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Howard Kahane (deceased) is considered one of the founders of the critical-thinking movement, an approach to logic that makes it less abstract and more practical as a tool for analyzing political and social issues.

Nancy M. Cavender is Professor Emeritus at the College of Marin.

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