Edward Schiappa is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Communication at Purdue University. He is the author of Protagoras and Logos: A Study in Greek Philosophy and Rhetoric and the editor of Landmark Essays on Classical Greek Rhetoric.
Uses a conceptual framework to discuss argumentation
This text uses a conceptual framework involving three types of claims (fact, value, policy) that are advanced by forms of reasoning (definition, example, cause, sign, etc.). This framework describes a wider variety of arguments.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:Understand basic concepts in argumentation theory, criticism, and practice Make good arguments as well as evaluate the arguments they encounter
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