Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings / Edition 9

Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings / Edition 9

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by John D. Ramage, John C. Bean, June Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 020517163X

ISBN-13: 9780205171637

Pub. Date: 10/21/2011

Publisher: Longman

The market leader in argumentative rhetoric/readers, Writing Arguments has been praised for its clear explanation of the Toulmin model, separate chapters on reading and writing arguments, and a wealth of interesting student and professional examples. (Concise edition: a redaction of the Brief Edition.) Writing Arguments presents…  See more details below

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The market leader in argumentative rhetoric/readers, Writing Arguments has been praised for its clear explanation of the Toulmin model, separate chapters on reading and writing arguments, and a wealth of interesting student and professional examples. (Concise edition: a redaction of the Brief Edition.) Writing Arguments presents four approaches to argument: the enthymeme; Toulmin's system of analyzing arguments; the categories of claims; and the three classical appeals of logos, pathos, and ethos. Focusing on argument as a social act, the book treats argument as a means of clarification and truth-seeking as well as a means of persuading audiences, and shows students the power of inquiry and discovery. For anyone interested in argumentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205171637
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
10/21/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IOverview of Argument1
Ch. 1Argument: An Introduction3
Ch. 2Reading Arguments24
Ch. 3Writing Arguments52
Pt. IIPrinciples of Argument79
Ch. 4The Core of an Argument: A Claim with Reasons81
Ch. 5The Logical Structure of Arguments95
Ch. 6Evidence in Argument113
Ch. 7Moving Your Audience: Audience-Based Reasons, Ethos, and Pathos145
Ch. 8Accommodating Your Audience: Treating Differing Views166
Pt. IIIArguments in Depth: Five Categories of Claims189
Ch. 9Using the Categories of Claims to Generate Ideas191
Ch. 10Definition Arguments: X Is/Is Not a Y198
Ch. 11Causal Arguments: X Causes/Does Not Cause Y228
Ch. 12Resemblance Arguments: X Is/Is Not Like Y264
Ch. 13Evaluation Arguments: X Is/Is Not a Good Y281
Ch. 14Proposal Arguments: "We Should/Should Not Do X"304
Ch. 15Ethical Arguments339
Pt. IVWriting from Sources: The Argument as a Formal Research Paper355
Ch. 16Finding and Selecting Sources: The Library and the Internet357
Ch. 17Using and Documenting Sources380
Appendixes421
Appendix 1Logical Fallacies421
Appendix 2The Writing Community: Working in Groups435
Pt. VAn Anthology of Arguments453
Credits709
Index713

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