Everything's An Argument


Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319029701
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 568
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Everything’s an Argument teaches students to analyze the arguments that surround them every day and to create their own. This best-selling text offers proven instructional content by composition luminaries Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz, covering five core types of arguments. Revised based on feedback from its large and devoted community of users, the seventh edition offers a new chapter on multimedia argument and dozens of current arguments across perspectives and genres, from academic essays and newspaper editorials to tweets and infographics.

Everything's an Argument with Readings


Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz,Keith Walters
Publisher: Bedford Books
ISBN: 9781457631498
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 988
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"This best-selling combination rhetoric and thematically organized reader shows students how to analyze all kinds of arguments, not just essays and editorials, but clothes, smartphone apps, ads, and Web site designs, and then how to use what they learn to write their own effective arguments. Newly streamlined and featuring e-Pages that take argument online, its signature engaging, informal, and jargon-free instruction emphasizes cultural currency, humor, and visual argument."--Back cover.

Everything's an Argument with Readings with 2016 MLA Update


Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz,Keith Walters
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319098444
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.Pairing a best-selling argument text with a thematic reader, Everything’s an Argument with Readings teaches students to analyze the arguments that surround them every day and to create their own. The book starts with proven instructional content by composition luminaries Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz, covering five core types of arguments. Revised based on feedback from its large and devoted community of users, the seventh edition offers a new chapter on multimedia argument and more than 35 readings across perspectives and genres, from academic essays and newspaper editorials to tweets and infographics.

Everything's an Argument with 2016 MLA Update


Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319098452
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 568
View: 5721

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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Everything’s an Argument teaches students to analyze the arguments that surround them every day and to create their own. This best-selling text offers proven instructional content by composition luminaries Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz, covering five core types of arguments. Revised based on feedback from its large and devoted community of users, the seventh edition offers a new chapter on multimedia argument and dozens of current arguments across perspectives and genres, from academic essays and newspaper editorials to tweets and infographics.

The Everyday Writer with 2016 MLA Update


Author: Andrea A. Lunsford
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319105793
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 656
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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Contexts for writing keep changing, and Andrea Lunsford knows that every writer needs to engage with audiences and communicate ideas every day. The Everyday Writer shows novice writers how to navigate rhetorical situations and make effective choices everywhere they write. The illustrations, by Eisner Award nominee GB Tran, offer a high-interest approach to writing processes and encourage students to open and use their handbook. And Andrea’s friendly voice is always front and center, ready to answer any question. With new and expanded coverage of presentations and multimodal projects, integrated advice for writers from all language and educational backgrounds, and help learning the moves that make expert writers credible, The Everyday Writer is the encouraging guide students need to take their writing to the next level.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Spring 2012 Issue
Author: William A. Blair
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807852635
Category: History
Page: 176
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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 2, Number 1 March 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Forum The Future of Civil War Era Studies Stephen Berry, Michael T. Bernath, Seth Rockman, Barton A. Myers, Anne Marshall, Lisa M. Brady, Judith Giesberg, & Jim Downs Articles Jacqueline G. Campbell "The Unmeaning Twaddle about Order 28″: Ben Butler and Confederate Women in Occupied New Orleans David C. Williard Executions, Justice, and Reconciliation in North Carolina's Western Piedmont, 1865-67 Matthew C. Hulbert Constructing Guerrilla Memory: John Newman Edwards and Missouri's Irregular Lost Cause Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Kathi Kern & Linda Levstik Teaching the New Departure: the United States vs. Susan B. Anthony Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.

The Problem with God

Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong
Author: Peter Steinberger
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535201
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Whether people praise, worship, criticize, or reject God, they all presuppose at least a rough notion of what it means to talk about God. Turning the certainty of this assumption on its head, a respected educator and humanist shows that when we talk about God, we are in fact talking about nothing at all—there is literally no such idea—and so all of the arguments we hear from atheists, true believers, and agnostics are and will always be empty and self-defeating. Peter J. Steinberger's commonsense account is by no means disheartening or upsetting, leaving readers without anything meaningful to hold on to. To the contrary, he demonstrates how impossible it is for the common world of ordinary experience to be all there is. With patience, clarity, and good humor, Steinberger helps readers think critically and constructively about various presuppositions and modes of being in the world. By coming to grips with our own deep-seated beliefs, we can understand how traditional ways asserting, denying, or even just wondering about God's existence prevent us from seeing the truth—which, it turns out, is far more interesting and encouraging than anyone would have thought.

Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult

A Beginner's Guide to Life's Big Questions
Author: Garrett J. DeWeese,J. P. Moreland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830876501
Category: Religion
Page: 170
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From time to time we all face life's big questions . . . What is real? How do we know what we know? What is right? Who or what am I? How should we view science and its claims? And as we wrestle with these issues, we may even find ourselves thinking, Perhaps what I need is a good dose of philosophy. It's a shame philosophy is so difficult. Garrett DeWeese and J. P. Moreland understand this frustration and in this book offer help to make philosophy at least slightly less difficult. In straightforward language with everyday examples, they explain the basics needed to understand philosophical concepts and thus bring clarity to discussions of life's big questions. Students, pastors, campus workers and ordinary Christians will all benefit from this user-friendly guide.

Arguments and Arguing

The Products and Process of Human Decision Making, Second Edition
Author: Thomas A. Hollihan,Kevin T. Baaske
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147860901X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 367
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The primary focus of the updated, second edition has not changedit embraces the narrative or storytelling approach to the study of argumentation. The first section introduces readers to rhetorical theorists and their principles. These significant contributions to the field of argumentation and debate include Aristotles views on audiences and the ethical character of an advocate, Burkes dramatistic theory of communication, Brockriedes metaphorical image of arguers, Fishers narrative paradigm, Mills guidelines for testing the causal correlation, Perelman and Obrechts-Tytecas conception of a universal audience, Rokeachs definition of values, and Toulmins model for developing and analyzing argument claims and his conception of arguments as field dependent. Hollihan and Baaskes discussions of these ideas and their applications are easy to follow, unencumbered by technical jargon, and illustrated with engaging examples drawn from current and well-known historical events. The key to the success of this text is the authors ability to show readers how foundational principles of argumentation are used in a variety of real-world situations. The second section covers specialized contexts such as academic debates, courts of law, politics, business and organizations, and interpersonal relationships. Activities that stimulate critical thinking and the implementation of the ideas discussed are provided at the end of each chapter.

C. S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil

An Investigation of a Pervasive Theme
Author: Jerry Root
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878391
Category: Religion
Page: 308
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C. S. Lewis was concerned about an aspect of the problem of evil he called subjectivism: the tendency of one's perspective to move towards self-referentialism and utilitarianism. In C. S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil, Jerry Root provides a holistic reading of Lewis by walking the reader through all of Lewis's published work as he argues Lewis's case against subjectivism. Furthermore, the book reveals that Lewis consistently employed fiction to make his case, as virtually all of his villains are portrayed as subjectivists. Lewis's warnings are prophetic; this book is not merely an exposition of Lewis, it is also a timely investigation into the problem of evil.

Oh, Yeah?!

Putting Argument to Work Both in School and Out
Author: Michael William Smith,Jeffrey D. Wilhelm,James E. Fredricksen
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780325042909
Category: Education
Page: 163
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Presents a reference guide for educators on how to teach their students the fundamentals of writing, discussing, analyzing, and presenting effective arguments, using the Common Core State Standards as guidelines.