Inventing Arguments

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Authors : John Mauk; John Metz


608 Pages  Paperback 

4th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2009, 2009

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Organized around common rhetorical situations that occur all around us, INVENTING ARGUMENTS shows students that argument is a living process rather than a form to be modeled. The text's focus on invention teaches students to recognize the rhetorical elements of any argumentative situation and apply ... more


INVENTING ARGUMENTS is organized according to argumentative situations instead of the elements or models of argument so that students will learn to apply the tools of argument effectively in any situation.

The chapters of Part I help instructors to build a syllabus that begins with the most basic t... more

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A new discussion of Classical, Rogerian, and Toulmin Argument in Chapter 1 helps students understand different ways of thinking about argument.

Increased coverage of Rogerian argument in Chapter 4 includes Carl Rogers’ essay “Communication: Its Blocking and Its Facilitation” and an opportunity for ... more