Craft of Argument with Readings

ISBN-10: 0321026918
ISBN-13: 9780321026910
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $79.40
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 9/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Gregory G. Colomb (1951–2011) was professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. He is�coauthor, with Wayne C. Booth and�Joseph M. Williams, of the best-selling guide The Craft of Research,�published by the University of Chicago Press.

A Topical Contents of the Writing Process Sections
A Preface for Teachers
A Message to Students
How to Use This Book
Acknowledgments
The Nature Of Argument
Argument and Rationality
Argument as Civil Conversation
Motivating Your Argument
Developing Your Argument
Articulating Claims
Reasons and Evidence
Reporting Evidence
Warranting Claims and Reasons
Acknowledgments and Responses
A Checklist of Questions for Planning and Revising
Thinking About Thinking In Arguments
The Aims of Reasoning
Thinking About Meanings
Thinking About Causes
The Languages Of Argument
Clear Language
The Overt and Covert Force of Language
Appendix
A Quick Guide to Citations
Appendix
Fallacies
Readings
Truthfulness and Deception
Introduction
On a Supposed Right to Lie from Altruistic Motives
From Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
Lies
Damn Lies and Statistics
The Truth About Lying
Sociobiology of Deceit
Are We Lying to Ourselves About Deception?
Private Lives, Public Lies
Overview
From Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans
The Unmaking of Rigoberta Menchú
I, Rigoberta Menchú, Liar
Nothing but Innuendo and Weak Allegations
Professor's Past in Doubt: Discrepancies Surface in Claim of Vietnam Duty
Truth and Consequences
Creative History: Joseph Ellis on Thomas Jefferson, Impeachment of Bill Clinton
Santa Claus
Overview
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa
Yes, Virginia, There Probably Is No Santa
Cultural Myths and Rituals
Knowledge: The Case of Santa Claus
Model Analysis of Formal Argument: Jill Doner Kagle's Are We Lying to Ourselves About Deception?
Collective Delusion: Irrational Fears, Panicked Responses
Introduction
Defining Hysteria
Mass Delusions and Hysterias: Highlights from the Past Millenium
Explaining the Salem Witch Trials
Under an Evil Hand
Annotations from The Crucible
Ergotism: The Satan Loosed in Salem?
Witchcraft or Mycotoxin? The Salem Witch Trials
America: The Devil in Salem and Masks of Mythomania and Demonopathy
Children, Witches, Demons, and Cultural Reality
Contemporary Collective Delusion Arguments
We Are Facing a Deadly Enemy. Not Anthrax, but Hysteria
India's Monkey Man and the Politics of Mass Hysteria
Salem Revisited
Is this a Drug War or a Witch-Hunt?
The Dot-Com Witch Hunt
Model Analysis of Informal Argument: Steve Connor's We Are Facing a Deadly Enemy. Not Anthrax, but Hysteria
Romantic Love
Introduction
The Future of Love
Making Up Emotional People: The Case of Romantic Love
College Student Attitudes Toward Sexual Intimacy
Love Online
Love Online
Love on the Internet: Involvement and Misrepresentation in Romantic Relationships in Cyberspace vs. Realspace
Downloading Love: A Content Analysis of Internet Personal Advertisements Placed by College Students
Spying at Home: A New Pastime to Detect Online Romance
Love in the Movies
Wes Gehring, Love and Laughter: A Cinematic Valentine's Day Bouquet
The Same, but Different
The End of Romance: The Demystification of Love in the Postmodern Age
Kiss Kiss, Sob, Sob
The Subversive Potential of the Unlikely Couple Film
Model Analysis of Formal Argument: College Student Attitudes Toward Sexual Intimacy
Life on the Edge: Our Love/Hate Relationship with Risk
Introduction
Calculated Risks: What Are the Chances?
The Economist, A Busted Flush: How America's Love Affair with Gambling Turned to Disillusionment
Risk
Getting There in One Piece: Personal Choice and Public Safety
Taming the Road Warrior
Arms Race on the Highway
Graduated Licensure: A Win-Win Proposition for Teen Drivers and Parents
How Safe Can We Get?
Binge Drinking and Student Health
Health and Behavioral Consequences of Binge Drinking in College: A National Survey of Students at 140 Campuses
Ed Carson, Purging Bingeing
Binge Drinking as a Substitute for a 'Community of Learning.'
Wisdom in a Bottle: 'Binge Drinking' and the New Campus Nannyism
Model Analysis of Formal Argument:
A New You: Beauty, Identity, and Consumerism
Introduction
Isn't She Lovely?
Nothing Becomes a Man More Than a Woman's Face
Frat-Boy Fetishism: When the Goods Get Together
Body Image/Body Art
Ring Leader
On Teenagers and Tattoos
Beauty or the Beast?
Santa Cruz Grants Anti-Bias Protection to the Ugly
Looks Won't Mean a Lot if Anti-Bias Law Is Approved
Washington Times
School Uniforms
Uniforms Rule
Study Suggests School Uniforms Have Not Had the Impact Proponents Hoped For
Should School Uniforms Be Mandated in Elementary Schools?
School Uniforms: The Answer to Violence in American Schools or a Cheap Educational Reform?
A Full House: American Family Values
Introduction
The Simpsons: Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
Defining Daddy Down
Child Care
Cathy Young, The Mommy Wars
More Work
More Play
Dial-A-Wife
The Battle over Child Care
Non-Traditional Families
The Economist, Anti-Nuclear Reaction
Is Love Colorblind?
Overseas Adoptions: The Secret Everyone Is Talking About
Why There Is No Crisis of Families: They're Different, But Better

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