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

Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1988 - 346 Seiten
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. c. Book News Inc.

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Howard Kahane, April 19, 1928 - May 2, 2001 Howard Kahane was born on April 19, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his bachelor's degree in 1954, and hid master's in 1958 from the University of California at Los Angeles. Kahane received his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. After graduating, Kahane taught at Whitman College, the University of Kansas, American University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He then went on to teach philosophy at Baruch College in New York. In 1971 he published his most famous work, "Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life," which has produced nine editions and is considered a handbook for philosophy teachers. In it, Kahane attempts to rid logic of its mathematical approach and make it a tool for assessing truthfulness. Howard Kahane died on May 2, 2001 in Mill Valley California after a heart attack. He was 73.

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