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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 11 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 11/09/2010 International: No
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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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