The second edition of The Elements of Reasoning retains the accessible and succinct approach that made the first edition the best treatment of the essentials of argumentation. KEY TOPICS: It presents the principles that govern the composition of effective argumentative discourse and includes brief examples, with analyses that show students the underlying structure of the argument presented and the ways in which the rhetoric was persuasive. MARKET: For anyone interested in rhetoric and reasoning.
Table of contents
1.Reasoning: Are You For It or Against It?
2.Invention: Places, Paths, and Structures of Reasoning.
3.Conjectures: Places to Begin.
4.Definitions: They Can Change Everything.
5.Causes and Consequences: A Sense of How the World Works.
6.Values: Judgments Grounded in Nature and Consequences.
7.Procedures and Proposals: Actualizing the Potential for Change.
8.Becoming a Citizen Critic: Where Rhetoric Meets the Road.
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