A master class in the art of persuasion, as taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill, newly revised and updated. The time-tested. Get all the key plot points of Jay Heinrichs’s Thank You for Arguing on one page. From the creators of SparkNotes. Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In the final part of the book, Advanced Agreement, Heinrichs gives some examples of how to use rhetorical techniques. The author put far too much focus on explaining things through family examples. heinrich

The time-tested secrets this book discloses include Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action–as well as Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience’s expectations by pretending to be unpolished. This book is less about the well-reasoned argument than about clobbering anyone who The very best college class I took was Dr.

This is a book I’ll be using for reference a jayy in the future and it made me abuse Kindle’s highlight dor to where there’s barely a page without a highlight or ten.

Jay Heinrichs thanks you for arguing.

Some of its morally questionable aspects perplexed me and forced me to reassess my position. Dec 21, Angela Blount rated it liked it Shelves: It wasn’t bad for a non-fiction book.


Jul 04, Pages. Heirichs talented speakers use halos as a kind of shorthand for their ideas. Looking for More Great Reads?

Nothing in these pages teaches us how to participate in a well-reasoned, informed argument. I am just going to mark this as read because I have read half of it and did all the reading for this that was required of me and also mainly because I just need to get caught up on my reading challenge!!

Heinrich’s take on “Seduction. Teach your students to jeinrichs literature like LitCharts does. Persuade on Your Terms Heinrichs introduces us to a range of tools and techniques to use when we find ourselves at odds with people from family members to work colleagues and fro op This a book about how to use rhetoric in different situations. Other books in this series.

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Early on, the author draws a distinction between the persuasive argument and the verbal fight, but only ever elaborates on persuasive argument. If they don’t or you don’t know themthen Jun 09, Don rated it did not like it. Please try again later. The author takes you through the basics of rhetoric in a modern, colloquial and conversational way, full of anecdotes and examples rooted in history and popular culture.

He details the tools and techniques necessary for persuasion, and branches out into the overall importance of rhetoric in contemporary society and in our daily lives.

In theory, the variety of contemporary sources cited by the author should help the reader to analyze such tricks when, say, politicians employ them– but Heinrichs doesn’t choose his examples for their rhetorical brilliance or their rhetorical speciousness: The book challenged me to think about persuasion in totally new ways. First, he gives some pointers for how to apologize skillfully. Then I’d forget again. LitCharts uses cookies to personalize our services.


Jun 25, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: Too often and especially in arguinba deliberative debate about what to do devolves into an unwinnable demonstrative debate about values. You’re one of them!

Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. Jan 02, Minutes.

Review: Thank You For Arguing by Jay Heinrichs | Books | The Guardian

The title, “Thank You for Arguing”, is slightly misleading, because the author, Jay Heinrichs, is attempting to dissuade people from the common reaction of blind arguing. Use the Right Tools Colourful and instructive, it is broad in its sources. Deductive logic involves reaching conclusions through syllogisms—showing how certain categories fit together.

In addition, he holds frequent Skype-ins with classes that use his book.

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