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Arguing: Exchanging Reasons Face to Face describes the process and products of face-to-face argument. Author Dale Hample presents arguing as a type of interpersonal interaction, rather than as a kind of text or a feature of a public speech. He focuses primarily on argument production, and explores the rhetorical and philosophical traditions of arguing, keeping as the volume's main focus the integration of arguing into the literatures on message production, conflict management, and interpersonal communication.
Distinctive in its approach, this volume offers:
*a synthesis of empirical research on situational and individual differences in arguing;
*an exploration of argument frames--perceptions and expectations about arguing;
*an examination of the conversational and rational natures of argument products;
*a psychological description of inventional processes; and
*a full chapter on the emotional experience of arguing.
This unique work is appropriate for scholars and graduate students in argumentation, discourse, persuasion, conflict management, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and message production.
Book News Annotation:
The study of the process by which people come to agreement about mundane or cosmic matters is as old as Aristotle, says Hample (Western Illinois U.), but he is not concerned here with that history. Neither is he interested in the content or outcome of the argument. Rather he focuses on approaches developed late in the 20th century for analyzing the process of arguing in conversation. Drawing from such fields as personality psychology, conversation analysis, conflict management, persuasion, cognitive science, and rhetoric, he explores such aspects as what people think they are doing when they argue, editing arguments, the emotional experience of arguing, individual and situational differences in arguing, and impossible arguments.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This volume presents a new view of argumentation in which the structure and creation of an argument are explored more so than the argument's effects. An unparalleled tool for anyone wishing to better understand the art of arguing.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. Definition of Argument. Frames for Arguing: What Do People Think They're Doing When They Argue? Invention of Argumentative Substance. Editing Arguments. The Emotional Experience of Arguing. Individual and Situational Differences in Arguing. Arguing in Conversations. Impossible Arguments. A Closing Editorial About the Importance of Arguing.
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