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Why We Argue: A Guide to Political Disagreement (And How We Should)

Author: Robert B Talisse; Scott Aikin
Publisher: London, UK : Routledge, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement presents an accessible and engaging introduction to the theory of argument, with special emphasis on the way argument works in public political debate.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Talisse; Scott Aikin
ISBN: 9780415859042 0415859042
OCLC Number: 880692759
Target Audience: Tertiary/Undergraduate.; General.
Description: 168 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction Part One: A Conception of Argument 1. Why Do We Argue? 2. Why Argument Matters 3. Public Argument in a Democratic Society Part Two: Case Studies in Public Argument 4. The Simple Truth Thesis 5. Pushovers 6. Incredulous Tones 7. The Surprising Truth about Hypocrisy 8. Language, Spin, and Framing 9. Argument Online Conclusion: Civility in Argument

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Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement presents an accessible and engaging introduction to the theory of argument, with special emphasis on the way argument works in public political debate.

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