The Imaginative Argument

This edition features new chapters that cover the revision process in greater depth, as well as the particular challenges of researching and writing in the digital age, such as working with technology and avoiding plagiarism.

Author: Frank L. Cioffi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400888191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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More than merely a writing text, The Imaginative Argument offers writers instruction on how to use their imaginations to improve their prose. Cioffi shows writers how they can enliven argument--the organizing rubric of all persuasive writing--by drawing on emotion, soul, and creativity, the wellsprings of imagination. While Cioffi suggests that argument should become a natural habit of mind for writers, he goes still further, inspiring writers to adopt as their gold standard the imaginative argument: the surprising yet strikingly apt insight that organizes disparate noises into music, that makes out of chaos, chaos theory. Rather than offering a model of writing based on established formulas or templates, Cioffi urges writers to envision argument as an active parsing of experience that imaginatively reinvents the world. Cioffi's manifesto asserts that successful argument also requires writers to explore their own deep-seated feelings, to exploit the fuzzy but often profoundly insightful logic of the imagination. But expression is not all that matters: Cioffi's work anchors itself in the actual. Drawing on Louis Kahn's notion that a good architect never has all the answers to a building's problems before its physical construction, Cioffi maintains that in argument, too, answers must be forged along the way, as the writer inventively deals with emergent problems and unforeseen complexities. Indeed, discovery, imagination, and invention suffuse all stages of the process. The Imaginative Argument offers all the intellectual kindling that writers need to ignite this creativity, from insights on developing ideas to avoiding bland assertions or logical leaps. It cites exemplary nonfiction prose stylists, including William James, Ruth Benedict, and Erving Goffman, as well as literary sources to demonstrate the dynamic of persuasive writing. Provocative and lively, it will prove not only essential reading but also inspiration for all those interested in arguing more imaginatively more successfully. This edition features new chapters that cover the revision process in greater depth, as well as the particular challenges of researching and writing in the digital age, such as working with technology and avoiding plagiarism. The book also includes new sample essays, an appendix to help instructors use the book in the classroom, and much more.

One Day in the Life of the English Language

A one-of-a-kind handbook that uses a day in the life of written English to illustrate the benefits of effective grammar Generations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, "This is the correct form.

Author: Frank L. Cioffi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691165073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Generations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, "This is the correct form. Learn it"—books that lay out a grammar, but don't inspire students to use it. By contrast, this antihandbook handbook, presenting some three hundred sentences drawn from the printed works of a single, typical day in the life of the language—December 29, 2008—tries to persuade readers that good grammar and usage matter. Using real-world sentences rather than invented ones, One Day in the Life of the English Language gives students the motivation to apply grammatical principles correctly and efficiently. Frank Cioffi argues that proper form undergirds effective communication and ultimately even makes society work more smoothly, while nonstandard English often marginalizes or stigmatizes a writer. He emphasizes the evolving nature of English usage and debunks some cherished but flawed grammar precepts. Is it acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition? It is. Can you start a sentence with a conjunction? You can. OK to split an infinitive? No problem. A grammar and usage handbook like no other, One Day in the Life of the English Language features accessible chapters divided into "Fundamentals," "Fine Tuning," and "Deep Focus," allowing readers to select a level most suited to their needs. It also includes a glossary, a teachers' guide, and a section refuting some myths about digital-age English.

Paideusis

Conclusion Most arguments in favour of developing or exercising the imagination
are arguments about curricular values or preferences masquerading as
psychological or pseudo - psychological arguments . The psychological
argument is that ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021229955

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Christian Ethics and Imagination

I have stated the imaginative argument against casual pre - marital sex , but this
argument ultimately applies to casual sex in any form . The Debate over Birth
Control In the Roman Catholic context , contraception is one of the most
intractable ...

Author: Philip S. Keane

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049008165

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Cover title: Christian ethics & imagination. Bibliography: p. 173-203. Includes index.

The Aesthetics of Argument

Argument and imagination are often interdependent. Martin Warner explores how this relationship bears on argument's concern with truth, not just persuasion.

Author: Martin Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198737117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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"Argument and imagination are often interdependent. The Aesthetics of Argument is concerned with how this relationship may bear on argument's concern with truth, not just persuasion, and with the enhancement of understanding such interdependence may bring. The rationality of argument, conceived as the advancement of reasons for or against a claim, is not simply a matter of deductive validity. Whether arguments are relevant, have force, or look foolish--or whether an example is telling or merely illustrative--cannot always be assessed in these terms. Martin Warner presents a series of case studies which explore how analogy, metaphor, narrative, image, and symbol can be used in different ways to frame one domain in terms of another, severally or in various combinations, and how criteria drawn from the study of imaginative literature may have a bearing on their truth-aptness. Such framing can be particularly effective in argumentative roles which invite self-interrogation, as Plato saw long ago. Narrative in such cases may be fictional, whether parabolic or dramatic, autobiographical or biographical, and in certain cases may seek to show how standard conceptualizations are inadequate. Beyond this, whether in poetry or prose and not only with respect to narrative, the 'logic' of imagery enables us to make principled sense of our capacity to grasp imagistically elements of our experience through words whose use at the imaginative level has transformed their standard conceptual relationships, and hence judge the credibility of associated arguments. Assessment of the argumentative imagination requires criteria drawn not only from dialectic and rhetoric, but also from poetics"--Publisher's website.

Bulletin international de la science contemporaine

A review could not do justice to the imaginative argument of the a . who shows
decisively how deeply Rubens was involved , thus materially adding to our
understanding of the master ' s universality . 2 essays are devoted to Roman
Baroque ...

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ISBN: PSU:000057530550

Category: Bibliography

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Teaching and Learning Argument

Apart from the point about closure ( which I will discuss below ) , there is nothing
in narrative ' s claims for the imagination that cannot also be claimed for
argument . Let us take the claims in turn . First , the need for coherence . This is
as true for ...

Author: Richard Andrews

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015034429137

Category: Philosophy

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This text advocates bringing the teaching and learning of argument to the centre of the curriculum, based on the understanding that argument is essential to the development of thinking skills. Its scope is broad, analyzing the function of argument from early childhood education to university study.

The World of the Imagination

The present - day argument against such inner visions as first expressed in works
of visual art , and then , in turn , incited by them , partly coincides with that brought
forward against mental images as a whole : Internal images are supposed to ...

Author: Eva T. H. Brann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015021479608

Category: Psychology

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In this book, Eva Brann sets out no less a task than to assess the meaning of imagination in its multifarious expressions throughout western history. The result is one of those rare achievements that will make The World of the Imagination a standard reference.

Seven

But , on examination , the best and most interesting of these ' journalistic ' writings
are the ones in which he makes use of imaginative techniques . In these works , a
persuasive argument is indeed presented and the reader is very conscious of ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106009639904

Category: English literature

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In Defence of the Imagination

She discusses the new schools of criticism which exalt the sometimes unintelligible theorist above the creator of the work of art, the imaginative interpreter of life, or which replace the authority of the author with that of the reader.

Author: Helen Gardner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674445406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Helen Gardner is a vigorous and eloquent champion of traditional literary values. These values have been subverted, she feels, by some of the ablest of modern academics and by prevalent tendencies in criticism and teaching today. She discusses the new schools of criticism which exalt the sometimes unintelligible theorist above the creator of the work of art, the imaginative interpreter of life, or which replace the authority of the author with that of the reader. She regrets the tendency of teachers to emphasize contemporary literature to the neglect of the great writings of the past and to teach past literature only if it can somehow be made "relevant." She reproves theater directors who distort Shakespeare's plays and who convert serious drama into happenings. And she finds that biographers of writers are so preoccupied with the inner lives of their subjects that the writings become psychological documents rather than works of the imagination. In a closing chapter, partly autobiographical, she affirms the values she has found in a life devoted to the study of literature. Even the most polemical sections of the book are courteous and good-humored. Her own lucidity, range of reference, and passionate concern for literature are in themselves powerful affirmations of her argument.

Friends Review

persuasion of music , the imaginative argument of “ Eh ! very good , now ! ' pon
my word , very drama , the power of old pursuit . Every chance good , ” exclaimed
uncle Bagges . “ You must be is taken that a sudden gleam or effort of thought ...

Author: Enoch Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109881083

Category: Society of Friends

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A religious, literary and miscellaneous journal.

Principles of Federal Income Taxation

There is also the intriguing argument that because Zarin was a compulsive
gambler , the cancellation of $ 2 . ... The imaginative arguments as to why Zarin
did not have income also suffer from this infirmity of leaving the facts and the
statute ...

Author: Daniel Q. Posin

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063691013

Category: Law

Page: 741

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Principles of Federal Income Taxation of Individuals

There is also the intriguing argument that because Zarin was a compulsive
gambler , the cancellation of $ 2 . ... The imaginative arguments as to why Zarin
did not have income also suffer from this infirmity of leaving the facts and the
statute ...

Author: Daniel Q. Posin

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063830751

Category: Law

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In clear language, Posin and Tobin's Principles of Federal Income Taxation explores exotic Wall Street techniques employed to avoid capital gains. It includes analysis of cases and concepts of the leading casebooks, explanations with amplified diagrams and flow charts, and extensive treatment of the time value of money issues. This book explains equity swaps, shorting against the box, swap funds, and DECS. It presents, among other high-profile situations, a case study of how former Treasury Secretary William Simon and his partners made $700 million in profits on the sale of the Avis car rental agency less than two years after they bought it and paid no taxes.

The Scar of Montaigne

Anybody who comes along with a more fertile and slightly antagonistic
imagination will be able to pull you into the pitch again . Another way of putting it
is that since all sides of an assertively imaginative argument are irrelevant to
particular ...

Author: Philip Paul Hallie

Publisher: Wesleyan

ISBN: UCAL:B4368716

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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The Imagination of South Asian America

Uberoi ' s provocative argument for an " Indian identity ” in DDLJ that at once
references , but is not contained to , territorial imaginations of the homeland ' ,
enables me to think through queer visions of “ South Asia ” that are necessarily ...

Author: Bakirathi Mani

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023694594

Category: American literature

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Dickens Novelist in the Market Place

On the other hand set against this radical imaginative argument the novel also
offers a moral alternative to revolution as a means of redeeming the system . The
Marxist implications of the mature novels should not be emphasised at the ...

Author: James M Brown

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015001070948

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Leveraged Buyouts and the Pot of Gold

( b ) They advanced a series of arguments regarding obligations by the board of
directors to exercise " due care " and asserted ... The judge commented on the
argument put forward by plaintiff . ... This , at any rate , is the imaginative
argument .

Author: Carolyn Kay Brancato

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044164197

Category: Leveraged buyouts

Page: 210

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Federal Income Taxation of Individuals with Diagrams for Easy Understanding of the Leading Cases and Concepts

There is also the intriguing argument that because Zarin was a compulsive
gambler , the cancellation of $ 2 . ... The imaginative arguments as to why Zarin
did not have income also suffer from this infirmity of leaving the facts and the
statute ...

Author: Daniel Q. Posin

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: UCAL:B4279881

Category: Income tax

Page: 606

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Harold Bloom

... for its imaginative argument , the sublimity of the lines here , that which moves
us in them , inheres in their passionate acknowledgment of the obverse side of
the Blakean universe . This passage , Bloom contends , achieves grandeur by ...

Author: David Fite

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: UOM:39015010455312

Category: Literary Criticism

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