This text provides a concise, readable discussion of how to analyze and evaluate arguments, along with their reconstruction. Students learn to separate premises from conclusions, identify the basis on which each premise is introduced, and distinguish subordinate from main arguments. The author then provides extensive chapter-length analysis of three of its twelve articles, and detailed outlines of the arguments of three more essays. Students develop the capacity to follow longer pieces of argumentative discourse.We apply the term argument to all cases in which an individual cites something that he or she believes as reason for believing something ... Here are some examples of arguments that might appear in a discussion of abortion: Because a fetus is an organism conceived by ... Our immediate task will be to reformulate each essay into a form that makes the conclusions the authors reach and the reasons theyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Arguing about Abortion|
|Author||:||Lewis M. Schwartz|