Essential Readings on Argumentation offers a compendium of key primary works related to the study of argument. Tracing the expositions on argument from Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, and an examination of contemporary thought on argument, Essential Readings on Argumentation explores the main thinkers and ideas behind the classical discipline of argument.
Joseph P. Zompetti is a professor in the School of Communication at Illinois State University. He has written extensively in the area of debate, argumentation, and rhetoric including several IDEA press books and many articles on rhetorical theory and criticism.
Argumentation in ancient Greece & Rome Argumentation in the Middle Ages Argumentation in the Enlightenment era Argumentation in the contemporary era Introductory chapters providing context on each major period of rhetoric