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The Elements of Reasoning by Edward P.J. Corbett
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May 12, 2012

really liked it
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Read from June 27 to August 01, 2012

Eberly and Corbett do a good job in this book. They walk you through the different parts of reasoning and rhetoric with good examples and clear definitions. The last chapter I skimmed through after they went through the logical fallacies (it was about discourse and reasoning in American democracy). These "citizen critic" parts didn't add much for me, other than to give you a practical, everyday place to apply the lessons in the book. A worthwhile read regardless. There are also exercises at the end of each chapter; I skimmed these to get the gist, but they are definitely geared toward a class setting. And I would want this book used in a class because it teaches the reasoning process so well.

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