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Heinrichs refers to this technique of tactical agreement as concession. By contrast, inductive logic involves reaching conclusions by generalizing from a series of related examples.
I learned that I really, really, don’t like this book. I think that the author forgets, even though he acknowledges this with other fallacies, that any sort of trickery can always backfire. What does he want me to think or do about something? But there are some interesting bits in here.
In Thank You for ArguingJay Heinrichs endeavors to show why the lost art of rhetoric—the study of argument and persuasion—can help people understand the world, help them succeed, and generally improve their lives. That alone is reason enough to learn heinrivhs, if only to inoculate ourselves against its manipulation.
Heinrich’s take on “Seduction. I put the book down I tried. How can you do that in a book about rhetoric and logic heinriichs especially. But it’s also replete with contemporary techniques arguiny as politicians’ use of “code” language to appeal to specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of popular-culture dodges–including The Yoda Technique, The Belushi Paradigm, and The Eddie Haskell Ploy. This book is less about the well-reasoned argument than about clobbering anyone who disagrees with you by any means possible, including falsification.
Instead, Heinrichs wants people to learn how to debate again, how to listen to each other’s statements and respond accordingly. Rhetoric is an ancient skill, but even in the political arena, it yoi necessarily require high intelligence.
I don’t know that I would recommend this one to just anyone, though. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
Almost everyone you can think of appears in this deconstruction of rhetorical devices: I can recall being annoyed at a very young age when sensing someone was using one of them to manipulate me. Jul 04, Pages.
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And that’s not hyperbole. I even taught my children how to use some of the debating methods. Download this Chart PDF. Many feature his teenage son, over who used up the toothpaste, or his daughter, over whether she can heinrichw out late.
B was a stern taskmaster and a hard grader– and I learned so much about polishing self-expression and about analyzing other’s expressed opinions. National Geographic Almanac Dec 21, Angela Blount rated it liked it Shelves: Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts.
Jay Heinrichs thanks you for arguing. | The Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency
The author endeavors to teach readers the difference between fighting and arguing—and in this I believe he succeeds. Heimrichs those of us who took literature instead of rhetoric in college ehem, yeahit’s a great intro to the mysterious dark art.
One of only three books I have thrown to the floor in disgust and have no intention or desire to ever go back to it. Moreover, I thought it was highly successful in what it set out to do.
Return to Book Page. The author is determined to make the book funny and cute. A third edition is available July 4.
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Also it wasn’t structured very well and was a little sporadic and made use of all these things in a manipulative way and even praised being manipulative. Turn the Volume Down Heinrichs humorously illuminates the nuts and bolts of argument, the art of persuading an audience to change its mind or mood or to get it to act.
The author seems to have a haphazard approach to explaining various points of argument and rhetoric and jumps all around in his discussion. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 10, Ashley Bogner rated it it was ok Shelves: See 1 question about Thank You for Arguing….