A College Manual of Rhetoric by Charles Sears BaldwinA College Manual of Rhetoric by Charles Sears Baldwin

A College Manual of Rhetoric

byCharles Sears Baldwin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the mob is at least in form argumentative. At any rate, the distinction between address to the feelings (in which the imagination is usually included by implication) and address to the reason, is impracticable; for in most persuasion the two have always been inextricably commingled. 87. It is sometimes said that the object of persuasion is action; the object of argument, conviction. But conviction is not sought for itself, except in exercises purely academic; it is sought only as a means of persuasion. Outside of pure science, how many pieces are there of pure conviction without intent to persuade? Certainly the aim of argument is to convince; but it is not an ultimate aim, nor gained by a process sharply distinct in practice from that other, the appeal to feeling. Feeling and reason are appealed to, not separately, but together; and all the means of appeal are included in the idea of persuasion. Thus argument is not something distinct from persuasion; it is a part of persuasion. 88. Still, whereas the appeal to feeling seems to reject analysis, or at any rate analysis that can be made a useful basis for practice, appeal to reason, argument, has been analyzed fully. Thus almost all the doctrine of persuasion is concerned with the methods and processes of argument II. ARGUMENT a. The Tabulation of Proof 89. Argument is the giving of reasons in support of a proposition. The word is both general and particular; that is, it may mean either one reason for a proposition or a whole body of reasons taken together. Its end, its conclusion, is a proposition, and it proceeds always by propositions. It is impossible to argue a term, such as Filipinos, free trade, State control of railways. There must always be a sentence: The Filipinos are uncivilized. The United S...
Title:A College Manual of RhetoricFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217335187

ISBN - 13:9780217335188