The Use and Abuse of Logic

Author: Madsen Pirie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147252697X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 3887

In the second edition of this witty and infectious book, Madsen Pirie builds upon his guide to using - and indeed abusing - logic in order to win arguments. By including new chapters on how to win arguments in writing, in the pub, with a friend, on Facebook and in 140 characters (on Twitter), Pirie provides the complete guide to triumphing in altercations ranging from the everyday to the downright serious. He identifies with devastating examples all the most common fallacies popularly used in argument. We all like to think of ourselves as clear-headed and logical - but all readers will find in this book fallacies of which they themselves are guilty. The author shows you how to simultaneously strengthen your own thinking and identify the weaknesses in other people arguments. And, more mischievously, Pirie also shows how to be deliberately illogical - and get away with it. This book will make you maddeningly smart: your family, friends and opponents will all wish that you had never read it. Publisher's warning: In the wrong hands this book is dangerous. We recommend that you arm yourself with it whilst keeping out of the hands of others. Only buy this book as a gift if you are sure that you can trust the recipient.
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Surefire Strategies for Getting Your Point Across

Author: Michael A. Gilbert

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761840015

Category: Psychology

Page: 163

View: 7881

How to Win an Argument is designed to provide you with the tools you need to improve your rhetorical and critical skills. Since we constantly argue at work, home, and even in casual conversation, improving that ability is extremely important. This book will enable you to choose your arguments carefully and prevent you from being misled by fallacies and empty rhetoric. It will increase your insight and perception of the positions presented to you, decrease your gullibility, and replace it with a healthy skepticism. The practical information in this guide will sharpen your ears and your mind, making it more likely that the right response will occur to you at the right moment, rather than hours later. The third edition contains a new chapter on emotion and additional examples for each chapter. Using this book will aid you in communicating effectively, avoiding conflict, and understanding the myriad arguments you are faced with every day.
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At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday

Author: Gerry Spence

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312144777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 307

View: 2719

A noted attorney gives detailed instructions on winning arguments, emphasizing such points as learning to speak with the body, avoiding being blinding by brilliance, and recognizing the power of words as a weapon. Reprint.
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An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400883350

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 8480

All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct—and often floundering or failing as a result—we’d win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero, ancient Rome’s greatest orator, from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action. The result is an enlightening and entertaining practical introduction to the secrets of persuasive speaking and writing—including strategies that are just as effective in today’s offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum. How to Win an Argument addresses proof based on rational argumentation, character, and emotion; the parts of a speech; the plain, middle, and grand styles; how to persuade no matter what audience or circumstances you face; and more. Cicero’s words are presented in lively translations, with illuminating introductions; the book also features a brief biography of Cicero, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of the original Latin texts. Astonishingly relevant, this unique anthology of Cicero’s rhetorical and oratorical wisdom will be enjoyed by anyone who ever needs to win arguments and influence people—in other words, all of us.
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Powerfully, Persuasively, Positively

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132980975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7852

The ability to persuade, influence and convince is a vital skill for success in work and life. However, most of us have little idea how to argue well. Indeed, arguing is still seen by many as something to be avoided at all costs, and mostly it's done poorly, or not at all. Yet it's possibly the most powerful and yet most neglected asset you could have. Discover the art of arguing powerfully, persuasively and positively and you'll have a head start every time you want to: Get your point across effectively Persuade other people to your way of thinking Keep your cool in a heated situation Win people over Get what you want Tackle a difficult person or topic Be convincing and articulate Have great confidence when you speak In How to Argue, leading lawyer Jonathan Herring reveals the secrets and subtleties of making your case and winning hearts and minds. At home or at work, you'll be well equipped to make everything you say have the desired effect, every time.
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Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601638353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7955

Today’s super negotiator has to be a versatile problem solver, seeking hard-bargain results with a soft touch. With punch and panache, Bob Mayer shows you how to make the grade, revealing powerful negotiating tools drawn from a unique blend of sources: — Recent advances in psychology, linguistics, trial advocacy, sales, and management communications—the cutting edge of the art of performance. — Tips, tricks, and techniques from 200 of the world’s masters—the legendary street and bazaar merchants of Bombay, Istanbul, Cairo, and Shanghai. — Mayer’s own “been there, done that” years as a lawyer representing thousands of clients (from foreign government agencies and mega-corporations to some of the world’s best-known actors, authors, and athletes), negotiating deals on everything from amphitheaters to Zero aircraft. You’ll learn what works—and what doesn’t—when you’re up against a stone wall...or your ideas are being rejected...or you’re confronted with hostility and anger. Included is the highly acclaimed Deal Maker’s Playbook, a collection of step-by-step “how-to’s” and “what-to’s” for 38 common negotiating situations such as: — Buying a car — Leasing an apartment — Dealing with the IRS — Interviewing for a Job — Buying a franchise — Getting out of debt It’s all here—the fancy footwork and magic moves for outgunning, outmaneuvering, and out-negotiating the other person. And the techniques for developing life skills that will dramatically enhance your chances of professional success and personal satisfaction.
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Bringing Peace Into Your Marriage

Author: Kenneth Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548353834

Category:

Page: 210

View: 2069

This novelty book is a perfect gift for husbands, newlyweds, father's day, bachelor parties or simply a perfect conversation piece for your coffee table. It was written by a husband who has truly learned the key to a prosperous relationship and a happy, peaceful marriage. Bring your sense of humor along for the ride!
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Author: William A. Rusher

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

View: 9394

This entertaining work, sprinkled with illustrative real-life anecdotes, is a comprehensive guide to the techniques, rhetorical devices and principles of successful argumentation. The author, a debater since age thirteen, has lectured widely. Publisher of the National Review, Rusher is also a television commentator and syndicated columnist. Originally published by Doubleday in 1981.
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What Works and Doesn't Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062226681

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 8954

“Fish mines cultural touchstones from Milton to ‘Married with Children’ to explain how various types of arguments are structured and how that understanding can lead to victory” — New York Times Book Review A lively and accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world class English and Law professor and bestselling author of How to Write a Sentence. Filled with the wit and observational prowess that shaped Stanley Fish’s acclaimed bestseller How to Write a Sentence, Winning Arguments guides readers through the “greatest hits” of rhetoric. In this clever and engaging guide, Fish offers insight and outlines the crucial keys you need to win any debate, anywhere, anytime—drawn from landmark legal cases, politics, his own career, and even popular film and television. A celebration of clashing minds and viewpoints, Winning Arguments is sure to become a classic.
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A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Kent Rong

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544078960

Category:

Page: 100

View: 9827

This blank gag book is a great gift and perfect joke to share with anyone dealing with a narcissist. It's sure to create an uproar of laughter. They see the title of the book which promises a comprehensive guide to win an argument with a narcissist. Then when they open it up, all the pages are blank. They explode with laughter when the punch line hits them and they see that there is no way to win an argument with a narcissist. ;)
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Author: Teri Li,Terry Kepner

Publisher: Flying Chipmunk Publishing

ISBN: 9781617201127

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 5387

The front and back covers of "How to Win an Argument with a Woman" are similar to a host of self-help pseudo-psychology books. This book contains no words inside - just two hundred blank pages (which does make it an excellent book for notes or sketches, or a humorous talking point for your friends), and it is absolutely correct in its conclusions! * * * * The back cover reads: Since Time immemorial, men have been arguing with women... and losing. And then wondering what just happened, and why they gave up.* * * * Well, nevermore! This ground-breaking book reveals how the average man can successfully counter any woman's illogical calls to feelings and emotions, and finally be able to win an argument! * * * * The insights provided in this book will let you accurately negate any counter-argument your opponent may provide to your opinion, thus letting you finally win. Never lose to a woman again! * * * * Take a look inside - you'll be amazed at how simple, accurate, and shockingly easy it is... * * * * Check out the other books published by Flying Chipmunk Publishing at www.FlyingChipmunkPublishing.com, or Friend us on Facebook for our latest Children's, Juvenile, and Adult releases.
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Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008226954

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 7228

Originally published in 1998 and now available as an ebook. The essential guide to the ins and outs of arguments – and how to make sure you always win them.
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38 Ways to Win an Argument in Today's World

Author: Associate Professor Department of Applied Communication Studies Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Illinois Min Liu,Min Liu

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530741403

Category:

Page: 66

View: 4770

The NEW Art of Being Right is a modern reimagining of Arthur Schopenhauer's classic "The Art of Being Right," a classic, but difficult-to-understand tome about the "art of the debate." The NEW Art of Being Right makes Schopenhauer's 38 strategies for winning arguments (i) EASIER TO UNDERSTAND and (ii) MORE MODERN by using CURRENT EXAMPLES of the 38 strategies. In addition, The NEW Art of Being Right also provides ADDITIONAL CONTENT AND COMMENTARY not available in the original work. In this book, you will learn Schopenhauer's "framework of arguments" and the 38 strategies for how to persuade and influence others, and defeat and outwit your opponents. Diversions, indirect refutations, and other "tricks" are covered in easy to understand language and modernized examples. NEVER let someone else (including haters, trolls, enemies, and your frenemies) get the best of you again in a debate, verbal confrontation, online comment battle, press conference, or flame war! ***LIMITED TIME ONLY: SPECIAL BONUS, NEVER SEEN BEFORE CONTENT ("7 MORE WAYS TO BE RIGHT") INCLUDED!
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An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

Author: Quintus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084164X

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 1690

How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political wisdom, from the importance of promising everything to everybody and reminding voters about the sexual scandals of your opponents to being a chameleon, putting on a good show for the masses, and constantly surrounding yourself with rabid supporters. Presented here in a lively and colorful new translation, with the Latin text on facing pages, this unashamedly pragmatic primer on the humble art of personal politicking is dead-on (Cicero won)--and as relevant today as when it was written. A little-known classic in the spirit of Machiavelli's Prince, How to Win an Election is required reading for politicians and everyone who enjoys watching them try to manipulate their way into office.
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What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

Author: Jay Heinrichs

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0385347782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 5562

For when you really have to get your point across… *Expanded and Revised: Including new chapters on leadership, Obama’s oratorical mastery, the pitfalls of apologies—and an “Argument Lab” section to put your new skills to the test.* Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets this book discloses include Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action—as well as Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience’s expectations by pretending to be unpolished. But it’s also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians’ use of “code” language to appeal to specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of popular-culture dodges—including The Yoda Technique, The Belushi Paradigm, and The Eddie Haskell Ploy. Whether you’re an inveterate lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments on the page, at the podium, or over a beer, Thank You for Arguing is for you. Written by one of today’s most popular language mavens, it’s warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening. It not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis and a chiasmus when you hear them, but also how to wield such handy and persuasive weapons the next time you really, really want to get your own way.
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How to Present, Persuade, and Prevail--Every Place, Every Time

Author: Gerry Spence

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429909013

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 343

Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. In Win Your Case, Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena-the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting-every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers and laypersons how you can win your cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial-from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument. To make a winning presentation, you are taught to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. You are shown that your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. You learn the power of your own fear, of honesty and caring and, yes, of love. You are instructed on how to role-play through the use of the psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument. Whether you are presenting your case to a judge, a jury, a boss, a committee, or a customer, Win Your Case is an indispensable guide to success in every walk of life, in and out of the courtroom.
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An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691183899

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 667

A splendid new translation of one of the greatest books on friendship ever written In a world where social media, online relationships, and relentless self-absorption threaten the very idea of deep and lasting friendships, the search for true friends is more important than ever. In this short book, which is one of the greatest ever written on the subject, the famous Roman politician and philosopher Cicero offers a compelling guide to finding, keeping, and appreciating friends. With wit and wisdom, Cicero shows us not only how to build friendships but also why they must be a key part of our lives. For, as Cicero says, life without friends is not worth living. Filled with timeless advice and insights, Cicero’s heartfelt and moving classic—written in 44 BC and originally titled De Amicitia—has inspired readers for more than two thousand years, from St. Augustine and Dante to Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Presented here in a lively new translation with the original Latin on facing pages and an inviting introduction, How to Be a Friend explores how to choose the right friends, how to avoid the pitfalls of friendship, and how to live with friends in good times and bad. Cicero also praises what he sees as the deepest kind of friendship—one in which two people find in each other “another self” or a kindred soul. An honest and eloquent guide to finding and treasuring true friends, How to Be a Friend speaks as powerfully today as when it was first written.
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Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880394

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 5836

Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all—and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical guidance, Cicero's brief, charming classic—written in 44 BC and originally titled On Old Age—has delighted and inspired readers, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Jefferson, for more than two thousand years. Presented here in a lively new translation with an informative new introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, the book directly addresses the greatest fears of growing older and persuasively argues why these worries are greatly exaggerated—or altogether mistaken. Montaigne said Cicero's book "gives one an appetite for growing old." The American founding father John Adams read it repeatedly in his later years. And today its lessons are more relevant than ever in a world obsessed with the futile pursuit of youth.
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An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691156573

Category: History

Page: 132

View: 5342

Collects the Roman statesman's thoughts on leadership, the balance of power, and other topical political issues that maintain relevance today, in a work featuring new translations and organized by subject.
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