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A rhetoric of argument

Author: Jeanne Fahnestock; Marie Secor
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This composition text focuses on argument and persuasion using examples, exercises, readings, and writing assignments. The text guides students through developing a thesis, finding and organizing evidence, and writing and revising several different types of argumentative papers. The second edition de-emphasizes the language of formal logic, and all the readings, examples, and exercises have been updated. Additional  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne Fahnestock; Marie Secor
ISBN: 0075577348 9780075577348
OCLC Number: 19739344
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 385 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Instructor's introduction: what kind of argument text is this? --
1. Motives for Argument --
2. What We Do Not Argue About ---
PART ONE: WHAT IS IT?. 3. Claims About the Nature of Things --
4. Analyzing Statements About the Nature of Things --
5. The Essential Definition --
6. How to Define --
7. More Arguments About the Nature of Things: Comparisons and Disjunctions --
8. Verification in Argument ---
PART TWO: HOW DID IT GET THAT WAY? 9. The Kinds of Causes --
10. The Tactics of Causal Argument --
11. Precision and Prediction ---
PART THREE: IS IT GOOD OR BAD? 12. Evaluation ---
PART FOUR: WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT I? 13. The Proposal: Arguing About What Should Be Done ---
PART FIVE: WHAT EVERY ARGUMENT NEEDS. 14. The Indispensable Refutation --
15. Accommodation.
Responsibility: Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor.
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