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Richard D. Rieke has been a student of communication and law since his doctoral work at Ohio State University in His dissertation "Rhetorical Theory in American Legal Pracice" was one of the first studies to argue for a rapprochement between legal theory and rhetorical theory in relation to the practical processes of conducting trials and appeals. He is currently involved with the Utah State Bar and the American Arbitration Association in making dispute resolution more accessible to citizens of Utah.
Argumentation and Critical Decision Making. Rieke , Malcolm Osgood Sillars. This book examines the general principles of argument and then applies those principles to different spheres of life-politics, science, law, etc. A new chapter on evidence and argument in religion adds additional sphere to this edition and expands cultural diversity coverage. Projects at the end of each chapter allow readers to become actively involved in the material by applying the principles learned to real life. The book also employs real life examples throughout to help make the concepts clearer and help readers see the relevance of argumentative skills to their lives.
For anyone interested in improving their argumentation skills. Rieke , Malcolm O. Conflict in Personal Relationships Dudley D.
Argumentation and Critical Decision Making, 8th Edition
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Argumentation and Critical Decision Making
Argumentation and Critical Decision Making. Richard D. The principles of practical reasoning integrated into real world applications is the basic premise behind Professors Richard D. Rieke and Malcom O. Sillars' fourth edition of Argumentation and Critical Decision Making. The most current theories and research are combined with classic rhetoric to effectively explain the necessary functions of decision making in any given situation. With an increased emphasis on critical thinking, Rieke and Sillars help connect critical decisions with audience values and conventions.