The Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide (Paperback)

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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 mer...

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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.

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ISBN 9780073383842
Genre LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
Format Paperback
Pages 352
Publisher Date 2010-11-09 00:00:00.0
Publisher McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 7.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.25 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Brief Guide
Edition Number 7
Audience College/higher education
Authors Crusius, Timothy W.

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