Argumentation and Debate

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2013 - Performing Arts - 544 pages
Widely praised, ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE, 13E, uses a clear, concise, and engaging presentation that makes even complex material easy for students to understand. The authors have adapted the text over the years to match changing practices in debate and teaching while preserving classical and conventional approaches to learning debate. This edition retains its rhetorical roots with a flexible tone open to a diverse array of debate styles that is appropriate in the contemporary context. It values the importance of inclusion and sensitivity to differences of culture, gender, orientation, class and other factors as they impact communicative choices and argumentation. The authors have a preference for team topic evidence-based policy debate; however, the text strives to offer viable tools for a wide range of readers interested in improving their critical thinking for reasoned decision making. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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Contents

Argumentation Critical Thinking and Decision Making
1
Foundations of Debate
23
The Foundations of Argument
47
Obstacles to Clear Thinking
85
Ethical and Cultural Considerations in Argumentation and Debate
104
The Debate Proposition
121
Analyzing the Proposition
140
Evidence and Proof
163
Listening and Evaluation
309
Debate as Public Speaking
331
Formats in Academic Debate
355
Political Campaign Debates
366
Applied Parliamentary Debate
400
Public Debating
413
Debate Quick Start
424
An Affirmative Case
427

Tests of Evidence
184
Gathering and Organizing Support
210
Arguing For the Proposition
229
Arguing Against the Proposition
250
CrossExamination
274
Refutation
290
Debate and Technology
442
Debate Propositions
443
Debate Bibliography
464
Glossary of Terms in Argumentation and Debate
496
Index
509
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