By John Shand
Routledge – 2000 – 112 pages
Arguing Well is a lucid introduction to the nature of good reasoning, how to test and construct successful arguments. It assumes no prior knowledge of logic or philosophy. The book includes an introduction to basic symbolic logic. Arguing Well introduces and explains: * The nature and importance of arguments * What to look for in deciding whether arguments succeed or fail * How to construct good arguments * How to make it more certain that we reason when we should The book is ideal for any student embarking on academic study where presenting arguments are what matters most; in fact, for all people who want to understand the nature and importance of good reasoning and awaken their ability to argue well.
'… clearly set out, it assumes no prior knowledge, and it would make good background reading for anyone embarking on Ofsted training or a headteacher's management course.' - Times Educational Supplement
'A handy guidebook to the elements of reasoning well.' - Philosophers' Magazine