Acknowledged author Timothy Crusius wrote Aims of Argument MLA 2016 UPDATE comprising 608 pages back in 2017. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1260094650 and 9781260094657. Since then Aims of Argument MLA 2016 UPDATE textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $24.08 or rent at the marketplace.
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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