The Aims of Argument: A Text and Reader

The Aims of Argument: A Text and Reader

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ISBN-13: 9780072863420
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/03/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 960
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Note to Students
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�
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