A practical blueprint for constructive conflict resolution Argumentation: The Art of Civil Advocacy teaches students the principles of argumentation as a practical way to engage in interpersonal and public deliberation. Authors Larry Underberg and Heather Norton offer a unique approach for creating civil discourse by encouraging students to consider how they argue with others to enhance or diminish opportunities for future dialogue. A variety of everyday examples are provided in the text to demonstrate how well-reasoned argumentation can strengthen communities and create productive citizenship. Students gain a better understanding for the situations, environments, and relationships that form the context for an advocate, and how those factors can influence discourse. Instructors, sign in at study.sagepub.com/Underberg for test banks, PowerPoint® slides, and more!

Discovering Arguments: Stock Issue Approaches

Discovering Arguments: Stock Issue Approaches

“What remains a mystery to pro-gun advocates is why a college campus should be thought of as somehow separate or different from any other place that people live and work when it comes to issues of self-defense,” wrote B. Gil Horman in Guns & Ammo.1 Campus public safety officers, administrators, and faculty, however, suggest a number of reasons that campuses are “separate and distinct” places,2 making Horman’s contention a central issue in the “concealed carry on campus” debates being held across the nation. Mass shootings and other forms of gun violence on college campuses have become all too familiar occurrences, prompting legislatures in a number of states to debate the merit of allowing the concealed ...

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