Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide / Edition 7

Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide / Edition 7

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by Timothy Crusius, Carolyn E. Channell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073383848

ISBN-13: 9780073383842

Pub. Date: 11/09/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The Aims of Argument, a comprehensive text for teaching argument, recognizes that people argue with a range of purposes in mind: to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to negotiate. It offers a clear, logical learning sequence rather than merely a collection of assignments: inquiry is the search for truth, what we call an earned opinion, which

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The Aims of Argument, a comprehensive text for teaching argument, recognizes that people argue with a range of purposes in mind: to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to negotiate. It offers a clear, logical learning sequence rather than merely a collection of assignments: inquiry is the search for truth, what we call an earned opinion, which then becomes the basis of efforts to convince others to accept our earned opinions. Case-making, the essence of convincing, is then carried over into learning how to persuade, which, requires explicit attention to appeals to character, emotion, and style. Finally, the previous three aims all play roles in negotiation, which amounts to finding and defending positions capable of appealing to all sides in a dispute or controversy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073383842
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
197,237
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note to Students
PART I. THE AIMS OF ARGUMENT
1. An Overview of Key Terms
What Is Argument?
* How Should We Approach Argument?
What Are the Aims of Argument?
Arguing to Inquire
Arguing to Convince
Arguing to Persuade
Arguing to Negotiate
The Aims of Argument: A Summary
What Is Rhetoric?
2. Reading an Argument
Before You Read
Recalling Prior Knowledge
Considering the Rhetorical Context
As You Read
The First Reading
ANNA QUINDLEN, “Making the Mosaic”
The Second Reading
The Third Reading
After You Read
3. Analyzing an Argument: A Simplified Toulmin Method
A Preliminary Critical Reading
WILLIAM F. MAY, “Rising to the Occasion of Our Death”
A Step-by-Step Demonstration of the Toulmin Method
Analyzing the Claim
Analyzing the Reasons
Analyzing the Evidence
Noting Refutations
Summarizing Your Analysis
Student Sample: An Argument for Analysis: AMBER YOUNG, “Capital Punishment: Society's Self-Defense”
4. Preparing to Write: Arguing to Inquire
The Importance of Inquiry
(and more...)

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