The Aims of Argument

A Brief Guide

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Author: Timothy W. Crusius,Carolyn E. Channell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072863437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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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.

The Aims of Argument: A Text and Reader

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Author: Timothy Crusius,Carolyn Channell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780077592202

Category: Reference

Page: 608

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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. NOTE: Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide (ISBN 9781259188503) is available through Create.

Aims of Argument, A Brief Guide

Communication, Human communication

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 149028172X

Category: Education

Page: 30

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Aims of Argument, A Brief Guide. In this book, you will learn topics such as Analyzing an Argument: The Toulmin Method, Writing a Critique, Reading and Writing about Visual Arguments, and Writing Research-Based Arguments plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide, Brief Edition

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Author: Harry Phillips,Patricia Bostian

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285982843

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Emphasizing the practical and the local, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, BRIEF EDITION, 2E effectively brings argument into real life with community-based writing activities, illustrating that the tools and skills of argument are critical to readers today-and well beyond. With a focus on accessibility, the text encourages students to argue in response to issues in a variety of environments-school, workplace, family, neighborhood, social-cultural, consumer, and concerned citizen-and learn how argument can become an essential negotiating skill in everyday life. It offers thorough treatments of Toulmin-based and Rogerian approaches to argument as well as teaches the value of fully understanding the opposition, the importance of aiming for the middle ground, and how to use a microhistory to forge an unconventional position. The only introduction to argument written with the today's diverse student body in mind, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT uses vivid explanations, detailed examples, and practical exercises to guide students step by step through the process of building an effective argument. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version

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Author: David Blakesley,Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133168949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Free Will: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Author: T. J. Mawson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0826431224

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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In everyday life, we often suppose ourselves to be free to choose between several courses of action. But if we examine further, we find that this view seems to rest on metaphysical and meta-ethical presuppositions almost all of which look problematic. How can we be free if everything is determined by factors beyond our control, stretching back in time to the Big Bang and the laws of nature operating then? The only alternative to determinism is indeterminism, but is not indeterminism just there being a certain amount of randomness in the world? Does not randomness hinder you from being the author of your actions? Free Will: A Guide for the Perplexed looks at how much of the structure of our everyday judgments can survive the arguments behind such questions and thoughts. In doing so, it explores the alternative arguments that have been advanced concerning free will and related notions, including an up-to-date overview of the contemporary debates. In essence, the book seeks to understand and answer the age-old question, 'What is free will and do we have it?'

Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research

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Author: Catherine Cassell,Gillian Symon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761948872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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This text covers an array of methods needed for undertaking qualitative data collection & analysis. It includes 30 chapters, each focusing on a specific technique including chapters on traditional methods, analysis techniques, intervention methods & the latest developments in research methods.

The Prophet Muhammad

A Simple Guide to His Life

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Author: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Publisher: goodword

ISBN: 8178980940

Category:

Page: 220

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Introduction to the Representation Theory of Algebras

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Author: Michael Barot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319114751

Category: Mathematics

Page: 179

View: 1977

This book gives a general introduction to the theory of representations of algebras. It starts with examples of classification problems of matrices under linear transformations, explaining the three common setups: representation of quivers, modules over algebras and additive functors over certain categories. The main part is devoted to (i) module categories, presenting the unicity of the decomposition into indecomposable modules, the Auslander–Reiten theory and the technique of knitting; (ii) the use of combinatorial tools such as dimension vectors and integral quadratic forms; and (iii) deeper theorems such as Gabriel‘s Theorem, the trichotomy and the Theorem of Kac – all accompanied by further examples. Each section includes exercises to facilitate understanding. By keeping the proofs as basic and comprehensible as possible and introducing the three languages at the beginning, this book is suitable for readers from the advanced undergraduate level onwards and enables them to consult related, specific research articles.

Ethical Challenges in Genomics Research

A Guide to Understanding Ethics in Context

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Author: Paula Boddington

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642236995

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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New developments in science and technology have resulted in shifting ethical challenges in many areas including in genomics research. This book enables those who are involved in genomics research, whether as researcher, participant or policy maker, to understand the ethical issues currently developing in this field and to participate actively in these important debates. A clear account is given of how science and technology are outstripping the capacity of previous ethical regulations to cope with current issues, together with practical illustrations of possible ways forward. Key ethical ideas are presented, drawing on the history of research regulation and on an account of the particular challenges arising in the field of genomics. The book uses a grounded, practical approach to explaining ethical concepts and issues which is geared to enhancing interdisciplinary dialogue. Its broad approach to ethical issues includes relevant considerations from social psychology and there is a particular emphasis on understanding the problems of ethical regulations and practice in the institutional and social context of research. A glossary and numerous text boxes explaining relevant terms and key ideas help to make the work an invaluable resource for both beginners and experts in the field.

Fair Play in Sport

A Moral Norm System

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Author: Sigmund Loland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135801304

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Fair Play in Sport presents a critical re-working of the classic ideal of fair play and explores its practical consequences for competitive sport. By linking general moral principles and practical cases, the book develops a contemporary theory of fair play. The book examines many of the key issues in the ethics of sport, including: * fairness and justice in sport * moral and immoral interpretation of 'athletic performance' * what makes a 'good competition' * the key values of competitive sport. The notion of fair play is integral to sport as we know and experience it, and is commonly seen as a necessary ethos if competitive sport is to survive and flourish. Fair Play in Sport provides an invaluable guide to the subject for all those with an interest in ethics and the philosophy of sport.

The Guide of the Perplexed

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Author: Moses Maimonides,Julius Guttmann,Daniel H. Frank

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203242

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

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This superb abridgement and annotated translation of Maimonides' monumental work includes discussions of divine language, the scope and limits of human knowledge, cosmological doctrines concerning the creation or eternity of the world, prophecy and providence, the nature and purpose of divine law, and moral and political philosophy.

The Crowning of a Poet's Quest

Derek Walcott's Tiepolo's Hound

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Author: Paola Loreto

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042026383

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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This first extended study of Derek Walcott's Tiepolo's Hound (2000) defines the book as the culmination of the poetry and poetic of the Caribbean writer and Nobel Prize winner. In this long poem, Walcott achieves three goals pursued throughout his career: to develop an original Caribbean aesthetic; to meld the modes of poetry and prose; and to formulate theBildung of the island-artist in terms of an 'autobiographical' narrative. The analysis provides an aesthetic and cultural evaluation of the poem, in terms both of the Western poetic tradition to which it refers through its rich intertextuality and of its significance as a postcolonial milestone.The commentary locates Walcott in an aesthetic tradition running from Emerson through the American Pragmatists to modernist poets; describes his experimental use of certain central narrative strategies in his semi-autobiographical long poems, which is compared to those of another, openly admired, bilingual writer, Vladimir Nabokov; explores Walcott's revision of the epic mode and of the genre of autobiography; delineates his unfolding of a post-Romantic internalization of the poet's Arthurian quest; and discusses his complex treatment of the multi-layered metaphor of light as major evidence of the maturity of his style and poetic, with their conscious cross-fertilization between the literary cultures of Europe and the Caribbean. An appendix to this study contains the transcriptions of various 'Walcott events' that took place in Italy in the summers of 2000 and 2001, including a creative writing seminar, a press conference, and readings. This extensive material opens a window onto Walcott's gifts as a teacher, to his stringent yet passionate commitment to the art of poetry, and to the ways in which he and his students grapple with the challenges of literary translation.

Implementing Virtual Teams

A Guide to Organizational and Human Factors

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Author: Abigail Edwards,John R. Wilson

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566084683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Many organisations worldwide are currently exploring the potential gains to be made from working with virtual teams. Although many different things are meant by use of 'virtual' (and indeed by 'teams'), usually it denotes groups of people with common purpose and goals working in different locations and often different time zones; they will be interconnected via a variety of telecommunications networks, perhaps including the Internet and intranet, video conferencing, shared white boards, as well as telephone, mail and email. For organisations implementing such virtual teams there is a great need for guidance, in terms of the organisational structure and support which needs to be put in place. This book offers a practical guide to developing virtual teams, providing both an overview of what is involved and also a clear simple framework around which organisations can build their own implementation process. Although the different support technologies are discussed (at a generic level), the thrust of the book is on the organisational and human factors issues which must be addressed to make virtual teams a success. It contains detailed case studies to show how virtual teams work and where they can go wrong.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

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Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314179

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

A Brief Guide to Basic Writing

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Author: Roger Dennis Cherry,Kay Halasek

Publisher: Harpercollins College Div

ISBN: 9780060413392

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals'

A Critical Guide

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Author: Jens Timmermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521878012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

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Discusses Kant's philosophical development in the Groundwork and his attempt to justify the categorical imperative as a principle of freedom.

Introducing Electronic Text Analysis

A Practical Guide for Language and Literary Studies

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Author: Svenja Adolphs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134361580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Introducing Electronic Text Analysis is a practical and much needed introduction to corpora – bodies of linguistic data. Written specifically for students studying this topic for the first time, the book begins with a discussion of the underlying principles of electronic text analysis. It then examines how these corpora enhance our understanding of literary and non-literary works. In the first section the author introduces the concepts of concordance and lexical frequency, concepts which are then applied to a range of areas of language study. Key areas examined are the use of on-line corpora to complement traditional stylistic analysis, and the ways in which methods such as concordance and frequency counts can reveal a particular ideology within a text. Presenting an accessible and thorough understanding of the underlying principles of electronic text analysis, the book contains abundant illustrative examples and a glossary with definitions of main concepts. It will also be supported by a companion website with links to on-line corpora so that students can apply their knowledge to further study. The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415320216