The Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide

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McGraw-Hill, Aug 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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The Aims of Argument is a process-oriented introduction to argumentation with unique coverage of the aims, or purposes, of argument: to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to mediate. In contrast to other approaches, the focus on aims provides rhetorical context that helps students write, as well as read, arguments.

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Timothy W. Crusius is an associate professor of English at Southern Methodist University. His books include "Discourse: A Critique and Synthesis of Major Theories, A Teacher's Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics, "and "The Aims of Argument: A Rhetoric and Reader "(with Carolyn Channell).

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