Jonathan ALELES (著), Narahiko INOUE (著)
29.7 x 21 x 0.7 cm
This book will help the reader to understand the basics of debating, critical thinking and effective note-taking. These skills will be demonstrated in a debate about the banning of zoos.
Part I of the book is an introductory textbook of debating, especially academic or educational debate. Part II deals with advanced topics of nature of arguments and ethical consideration in debate. Appendices include a brief manual for conducting a debate round and hosting a competitive tournament in class as well as sample syllabi and debate rules.
The authors hope that this book will help the reader not only understand the importance of decision making based on reasoned debate but also understand critical issues in the contemporary society through debating them.