Arguing Across the Disciplines: A Rheto... | WHSmith Books
Arguing Across the Disciplines: A Rhetoric and Reader

Arguing Across the Disciplines: A Rhetoric and Reader

By: Stuart Hirschberg (author), Terry Hirschberg (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


Arguing Across the Disciplinesis the only text of its kind, combining instruction in argumentation with writing across the disciplines through discussion of a diverse selection of classic and contemporary arguments in a wide range of disciplines.


Part I 1. Reading and Responding to ArgumentsRhetoric and PersuasionCritical Reading for Ideas and OrganizationIdentifying a ThesisResponding to What You ReadA Sample Essay for Student Annotation Edward T. Hall, "Hidden Culture" (Anthropology)Keeping a Reading Journal Summarizing Three Arguments for Critical Reading (in the Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences) Roger Ebert, "Great Movies" (Film Criticism) Eric Schlosser, "Kid Kustomers" (Marketing) Loren Eiseley, "How Flowers Changed the World" (Botany) 2. Strategies for ArguingIntroduction to the Toulmin ModelKinds of Claims Factual Claims Causal Claims Value Claims Policy ClaimsDefinition Methods of Defining Terms Extended Definition James Baldwin, "If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me What It Is" 3. Supporting ArgumentsUsing Evidence Testimony of Experts Examples from Personal Experience Hypothetical Cases Analogies StatisticsUnderstanding Warrants Underlying Assumptions Evaluating Types of WarrantsConsidering the Audience The Rogerian Method The Toulmin Model 4. Arguing in the DisciplinesInquiry in the Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Sciences Arguing in the Arts Arguing in Ethics Arguing in History Arguing in Social Sciences Arguing in the Law Arguing in Business Arguing in the SciencesThree Arguments for Analysis Kenneth M. Stampp, "To Make Them Stand in Fear" (History) John M. Darley and Bibb Latane, "Why People Don't Help in a Crisis" (Social Psychology) Arthur D. Hasler and James A. Larsen, "The Homing Salmon" (Ichthyology) 5. Reasoning in Inductive and Deductive ArgumentsMethods of ReasoningInductive Reasoning By Means of Causal Generalization, Sampling, and AnalogyDeductive ReasoningLogical FallaciesA Sample Inductive Argument for Analysis Garret Hardin, "Lifeboat Ethics" (Ethics)A Sample Deductive Argument for Analysis Milton Friedman, "The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits" (Economics) 6. The Role of Language in ArgumentTone Irony SatireSample Essay for Analysis Mark Twain's, "The Lowest Animal" (Literature) Language and Persuasion The Ethical Dimension of Persuasion Propaganda Intensifying and DownplayingTwo Short Arguments for Analysis Charles Sevilla, "The Case of the Non-Unanimous Jury" (Law) Robert E. Jones, "Justice Can Be Served Despite Dissenting Votes" (Law) 7. Writing and Refuting ArgumentsPrewritingInvention StrategiesArriving at a ThesisMaking up an OutlineWriting the Introduction, the Middle, and the ConclusionAudienceWriting the First Draft Revising and Rewriting Your EssayAnalyzing Someone Else's Argument How to Analyze an ArgumentSample Annotated Essay Judith Ortiz Cofer, "The Myth of the Latin Woman" (Cultural Anthropology)Identifying Your ThesisProviding Evidence by Paraphrasing and QuotingSample Summary A Sample Student Essay, "Examining the Latina Stereotype" based on Cofer's EssayRefuting Arguments Analyzing an Argument and Inventing Your Own An Argument with a Student's RefutationEsther Vilar, "The Business World as a Hunting Ground" (Cultural Anthropology)A Student's Refutation of Vilar's Essay, "Are Men Really the Slaves of Women?" 8. Reading and Analyzing Visual TextsElements of DesignAnalyzing a Web siteTables, Graphs, and ChartsReading Images as Cultural SignsCase Study for the Paper Clip ProjectTechniques of AdvertisingPortfolio of Ads to Analyze 9. Writing Arguments from SourcesFinding a Question to AnswerUsing the LibraryUsing the On-line Computer CatalogUsing Periodical IndexesUsing Book Reviews, Newspaper Indexes and Abstracts, Field Research and InterviewsUsing Computerized Data BasesEvaluating Source MaterialDrawing Up a Working BibliographyTips for Evaluating Electronic SourcesThe Dangers of Undocumented SourcesNote-taking ProceduresUsing Your Notes to Create an OutlineThe Preliminary Thesis StatementCreating the Rough DraftRevising the Rough Draft into a Final DraftRevising and Editing with a ComputerPreparing the Manuscript The MLA Style of In-text CitationSample Research Paper in MLA Style The APA Style of In-text CitationSample Research Paper in APA Style Using the CSE Style to Document the ManuscriptSample Research Paper in CSE Style Part II LIBERAL ARTS Art and ArchitectureRichard Keller Simon, "The Shopping Mall and the Formal Garden"Ethics and BioethicsHans Ruesch, "Slaughter of the Innocent"Philip Wheelwright, "The Meaning of Ethics"HistoryFred Kaplan, "The End of History"JournalismLance Morrow, "Imprisoning Time in a Rectangle"Language Helen KellerLiteratureUrsula Le Guin, "American SF and the Other"MusicAaron Copland, "Film Music"Philosophy and ReligionJean Paul Sartre, "Existentialism" SOCIAL SCIENCES American StudiesPhilip Slater, "Want-Creation Fuels Americans' Addictiveness"Business and MarketingRobert F. Hartley, "The Edsel: Marketing, Planning and Research Gone Awry"CommunicationNeil Postman and Steve Powers, "TV News as Entertainment"Cultural Anthropology Harold Miner, "Body Rituals of the Nacirema"EconomicsThomas Robert Malthus, "The Principle of Population"EducationNat Hentoff, "`Speech Codes' on the Campus and Problems of Free Speech"Political ScienceDaniela Deane, "The Little Emperors"Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream"PsychologyStanley Milgram, "The Perils of Obedience"Philip G. Zimbardo, "The Stanford Prison Experiment"SociologyGloria Steinem, "The Time Factor" SCIENCE BiologyCharles Darwin, "From on the Origin of Species"Robert Sapolsky, "Bugs in the Brain"Eric Scigliano, , "Through the Eye of an Octopus"Ecology and Environmental StudiesElizabeth Kolbert, "Shishmaref, Alaska"Joseph K. Skinner, "Big Mac and the Tropical Forests"EngineeringDonald A. Norman, "Emotional Robots"EpidemiologyGina Kolata, "An Incident in Hong Kong"ZoologyDonald R. Griffin, "Wordy Apes" Gunjan Sinha, "You Dirty Vole"Genetics and BioengineeringCarol Grunewald, "Monsters of the Brave New World"MedicineGeorge E. Vaillant, "We Should Retain the Disease Concept of Alcoholism" OceanographyThor Heyerdahl, "How to Kill an Ocean"PhysicsCharles H. Townes, "Harnessing Light"

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780321419255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9780321419255
  • weight: 803
  • ISBN10: 0321419251

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly