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Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life

Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life
Author: Howard Kahane - Nancy M. Cavender
ISBN 13: 9780534626044
ISBN 10: 534626041
Edition: 10
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2005-03-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
List Price: $167.95

This classic text, first published in 1971, has introduced tens of thousands of students to sound reasoning using a wealth of current, relevant, and stimulating examples all put together and explained in Howard Kahane's uniquely witty and invigorating writing style. Long the choice of instructors who want to "keep students interested", LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC combines examples from TV, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and, in typical Kahanian fashion, our nation's political dialogue. The text


This textbook introduces students to logic and contemporary rhetoric, particularly as applied to problems encountered in everyday life as well as social and political issues. Using examples drawn from sources such as television, newspapers, advertisements, and political speeches, Kahane (U. of Maryland) and Cavender (College of Marin) encourage students to think critically about issues such as abortion, diets, drugs, and astrology. A sampling of topics includes deduction and induction, fallacious reasoning, the manipulation of language, evaluating and writing cogent essays, and sources of information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)