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The Logic of Real Arguments
by Alec Fisher
This new and expanded edition explains a distinctive method for analyzing and evaluating arguments. It features many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It will enable students to think critically about sustained, theoretical arguments commonly encountered in the course of their studi ...more
Published October 25th 2004 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 1st 1988)
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Not particularly absorbing as a book (and indeed as a topic, I guess) - but I feel it could have been made easier to read. My neurons switched off half-way through, and I power-read the rest. Thus, I probably suck at both formulating a case for, and picking apart, an argument - so i'll just nod like the Churchill dog when one says "The Logic of Real Arguments was distinctly average"!