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Aims of Argument : A Brief Guide

Aims of Argument : A Brief Guide - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073383842

Cover of Aims of Argument : A Brief Guide 7TH 11 (ISBN 978-0073383842)
ISBN13: 978-0073383842
ISBN10: 0073383848
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2011
International: No

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Aims of Argument : A Brief Guide - 7TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073383842

Timothy Crusius

ISBN13: 978-0073383842
ISBN10: 0073383848
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Resources for Reading and Writing Arguments

1. Understanding Argument

2. Reading an Argument

3. Analyzing an Argument: The Toulmin Method

4. Writing a Critique

5. Reading and Writing about Visual Arguments

6. Writing Research-Based Arguments

7. Ethical Writing and Plagiarism

Part 2: The Aims of Argument

8. Joining the Conversation: Arguing to Inquire

9. Making Your Case: Arguing to Convince

10. Motivating Action: Arguing to Persuade

11. Resolving Conflict: Arguing to Mediate

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