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Argumentation Theory and the Rhetoric of Assent
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The themes of the essays in Argumentation Theory and the Rhetoric of Assent all coalesce around the general question: "When, if ever, is assent justified?" The question immediate triggers complex and multifaceted considerations of argument and, ultimately, power. In parsing out the nature of assent, the essays take divers approaches: aesthetic and symbolist, rationalistic and formalistic, field theory, various conceptualizations of a public sphere, etc. Together, they offer an insightful exploration of an exciting new terrain argumentation studies.


 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. David Cratis Williams, Michael David Hazen
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. 1. Introduction: Argumentation Theory as Critical Practice
  2. J. Robert Cox
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I. Rationality and Assent
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. 2. The Centrality of Justification: Principles of Warranted Assertability
  2. Raymie E. McKerrow
  3. pp. 17-32
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  1. 3. Realism and the Rhetoric of Assent
  2. Earl Croasmun
  3. pp. 33-50
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  1. Part II. Form and Function in Assent: Descriptive Approaches
  2. pp. 51-52
  1. 4. An Exploration of Form and Force in Rhetoric and Argumentation
  2. James Jasinsk
  3. pp. 53-68
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  1. 5. The Implied Arguer
  2. Randall A. Lake
  3. pp. 69-90
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  1. 6. Metaphor and Presence in Argument
  2. Charles Kauffman and Donn W. Parson
  3. pp. 91-102
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  1. 7. Arguments in Fiction
  2. Michael Weiler
  3. pp. 103-116
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  1. Part III. Form and Function in Assent: Field Studies
  2. pp. 117-118
  1. 8. Purpose, Argument Evaluation, and the Crisis in the Public Spher
  2. Robert C. Rowland
  3. pp. 119-134
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  1. 9. The Problem of the Public Sphere: Three Diagnoses
  2. Charles Arthur Willard
  3. pp. 135-154
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  1. Part IV. The Turn to Critical Advocacy
  2. pp. 155-156
  1. 10. Cultures of Discourse: Marxism and Rhetorical Theory
  2. James Arnt Aune
  3. pp. 157-172
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  1. 11. The Rhetorical Tradition, Modern Communication, and the Grounds of Justified Assent
  2. G. Thomas Goodnight
  3. pp. 173-195
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  1. References
  2. pp. 196-219
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 220-221
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 222-232
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