Acts of Arguing : A Rhetorical Model of Argument

  title={Acts of Arguing : A Rhetorical Model of Argument},
  author={Christopher W. Tindale and Anthony R. Blair},
The thesis of Acts of Arguing is, that of the three important models of, or perspectives on, argument the logical, the dialectical and the rhetorical the rhetorical is fundamental: "the most appropriate synthesis of the main perspectives in argumentation theory is one grounded in the rhetorical" (6). Following Wenzel, Tindale hopes to "[trace] argument to its rhetorical origins and [develop] from there a model that integrates it with the other two perspectives" (19). The book is an extended… CONTINUE READING
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