Thank You for Arguing PDFIn Thank You for Arguing , Jay Heinrichs endeavors to show why the lost art of rhetoric—the study of argument and persuasion—can help people understand the world, help them succeed, and generally improve their lives. There are, furthermore, three distinct kinds of arguments. The Greek philosopher Aristotle identified these three kinds as forensic argument which is concerned with blame, and which takes place mostly in the past tense , demonstrative argument which is concerned with values, and which takes place mostly in the present tense , and deliberative argument which is concerned with choices, and which takes place mostly in the future tense. One of the key rhetorical techniques is find the proper tense for a debate. Too often and especially in politics , a deliberative debate about what to do devolves into an unwinnable demonstrative debate about values. Aristotle also developed another important rhetorical distinction: the three methods of persuasion: logos argument by logic , ethos argument by character , and pathos argument by emotion. In the rest of the first part of the book, Heinrichs discusses how to use logos , ethos , and pathos to win an argument.
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Recommended to those who wish to learn how to be more persuasive and to those who want to win more arguments. While there are some points of insight, there are far better books about argument and rhetoric out there. Htank how the commonplaces help them work. I was truly intrigued and really love this book and if you are into learning more that you know then you will definitely love this book as well?
Discuss several examples. Apply hinrichs framing techniques listed on p. This is a highly competent introduction to the ancient Greek and Roman art of rhetoric -- or, as the author is fond of saying -- verbal ju-jitsu. This book picks up rhetoric from the dumps, provides the perfect vaccine for the shady uses of rhet.
Thank You for Arguing
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I found myself slightly surprised at the multitude of situations in which Heinrichs' advice works, the art of persuading an audience to change its mind or mood or to get it to act. At the end of the process they may not agree with you but they may like you a little bit more. If they don't or you don't know themfrom dealings with my uay schools to business meetings to family events. Heinrichs humorously illuminates the nuts and bolts of argument, then? When I read parts of the book aloud to my boyfriend, I could see him growing bored and annoyed.
Also which important rhetorical events belong on this list before. What tense is he speaking in? Don't do it with writing. The book has been published in six languages and released in a new edition.
Aristotle considered the last one - ethos, character - the most important tool of influencing people. Add to Cart. What does he want me to think or do about something.Enlarge cover. Discuss as a class how your culture influences the ways people generally argue. This book picks up rhetoric from the dumps, that teaches us how to explain ourselves clearly and empathically. Watch footage of them speaking.
Goodreads Librari Error rating book? I read only two chapters, with the author jumping back and forth between concepts instead of laying out information in an orderly and systematic way, flipped through the remaining pages. The first half was frankly quite tedious and confusing.