After finishing the book, “Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning”, I still don’t know how to argue. The problem is that I enjoy neither winning nor losing, and will not be happy either way. Another problem is that I often sidestep my track or lose my temper or become frustrated along the way.
The book starts slow, but gradually it becomes more interesting when the contents turn to presumption, evidence, claim, evidence, fallacy etc. It will be an even more interesting book if there are more case studies and examples, and if the case studies and examples are more complicated. I guess the book is only about very basic arguments and has no wish to go into anything too deep and complicated.
I wish there’s a new edition of this book to include the social media stories and the current political arguments. The book was more about things happened 10 years ago.