Dialogues : An Argument Rhetoric and Reader

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Dialogues presents argument not as a battle to be won, but as a process of debate and deliberation --the exchange of opinions and ideas-- among people with different values and perspectives.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xxv
Strategies for Reading and Writing Argumentsp. 1
Understanding Persuasion: Thinking Like a Negotiatorp. 3
Argumentp. 3
What Makes an Argumentp. 4
Facts Are Not Arguablep. 4
The Uses of Argumentp. 6
Debatep. 7
Moving from Debate to Dialoguep. 13
Dialoguep. 13
Deliberationp. 14
Deborah Tannen, ""Taking a 'War of Words' Too Literally""p. 16
Sample Arguments for AnalysisMichael Lewis, ""The Case Against Tipping""p. 21
Andrew Braaksma, ""Some Lessons I Learned on the Assembly""p. 24
Reading Arguments: Thinkin
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