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Winning debates : a guide to debating in the style of the world universities debating championships

Author: Steven L Johnson
Publisher: New York : International Debate Education Association, ©2009.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Johnson
ISBN: 9781932716511 1932716513 1932716521 9781932716528
OCLC Number: 264047447
Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: On Winning --
1. A Philosophy of Debating --
The Foundations of a Philosophy of Debating --
A Philosophy of Debating --
2. Arguments and Argumentation --
The Elements of Argument --
Forms of Argument --
Argumentation --
Modes of Argumentation --
Descriptive Argumentation --
Creating Descriptive Arguments --
Opposing Descriptive Arguments --
Relational Argumentation --
Creating Relational Arguments --
Opposing Relational Arguments --
Evaluative Argumentation --
Creating Evaluative Arguments --
Opposing Evaluative Arguments --
3. Stasis and Structure --
Argument as Movement --
Points of Stasis --
Propositions --
Issues --
The Relationship(s) between Issues --
Controlling Points of Stasis --
Structuring Arguments to Occupy Space --
Tag Lines --
Structural Devices --
4. Basic Strategy and Skills --
A Strategy of Control --
Constructive Argumentation --
The Analytic Process --
The Process of Synthesis --
Deconstructive Argumentation --
Standards of Argument Quality --
Acceptability --
Relevance --
Sufficiency --
Structuring Refutation --
A Structural Pattern for Refutation --
Framing --
Prospective Framing --
Retrospective Framing --
Framing the Round by Structuring Issues --
5. The Speakers and Speeches --
The British Parliamentary Format --
The Prime Minister's Speech --
Framing --
Constructive Argumentation --
Deconstructive Argumentation --
The PM Speechin the Capital Punishment Debate --
The Leader of the Opposition's Speech --
Framing --
Deconstructive Argumentation --
Constructive Argumentation --
The LO Speechin the --
Capital Punishment Debate --
The Deputy Speeches --
Framing --
Deconstructive Argumentation --
Constructive Argumentation --
The DPM Speechin the Capital Punishment Debate --
The DLO Speechin the Capital Punishment Debate --
The Member Speeches --
The Extension --
The MP Speechin the Capital Punishment Debate --
The MO Speechin the Capital Punishment Debate --
The Whip Speeches --
Construction and Deconstruction --
Framing --
The PW Speechin the Capital Punishment Debate --
The OW Speechin the Capital Punishment Debate --
6. Decision Making and Strategy --
The Nature of Thinking and Deciding --
Uncovering the Elements of Decision Making: The "Search" --
Possibilities --
Goals --
Evidence --
Evaluating the Elements of Decision Making: The "Inference" --
Identifying the Preferred Goals Hierarchy --
Evaluating the Strength of Possibilities --
7. The Paradoxes of Debating --
Paradox #1: The Quality of a Debate Depends More on Agreement Than Disagreement --
Paradox #2: Winning Arguments Benefit More from Simplicity Than Complexity --
Paradox #3: You're More Likely to Persuade an Audience by Focusing on What They Believe Than What They Don't Believe --
Paradox #4: You're More Likely to Win by Arguing from a Difficult Position --
Paradox #5: Your Advocacy Is More Likely to Prevail if You Appear Disinterested in Winning --
Paradox #6: The More We Strive to Reduce Uncertainty through Debate, the More Uncertain We Become --
8. Advanced Tactics --
Offensive Tactics --
Capturing Presumption --
Establishing Urgency --
Employing Objectivity --
Defensive Tactics --
Balancing Interests --
Goals Analysis --
Discerning Goals --
Countering Arguments with Goal Analysis --
Implicit Collusion --
9. Adjudicating Debates --
Who Should Read This Chapter? --
The Guiding Principles of Adjudication --
Tabula Rasa --
Non-Intervention --
Education --
Adjudication Models --
Less Practical Models --
A Preferred Model: The "Movement" Model --
Relevant Standards of Adjudication --
Role Fulfillment --
The "Better Debate" Standard --
Matter and Manner --
Reaching a Decision --
1. Identify the Proposition --
2. Identify the Issues --
3. Determine the Winner of EachIssue --
Truth --
Validity --
4. Determine the Importance of EachIssue --
5. Assess EachTeam's Efforts Relative to the Issues --
6. Report the Decision --
Notes.
Responsibility: Steven L. Johnson.

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