Chapter Review for Thank You For Arguing by Jay Heinrichs
Thank You for Arguing
1. Open Your Eyes The first chapter introduced the reader to the art of rhetoric. He describes how rhetoric works through real life examples. He demonstrates ways that rhetoric persuades us like, argument from strength, and seduction. He tells the reader that the sole purpose of arguing is to persuade the audience. He showed that the chief purpose of arguing is to also achieve consensus, a shared faith in a choice.
2. Set Your Goals This chapter distinguished the difference between a fight and an argument. In an example, he used a …show more content…
12. Persuade on Your Terms
Under an attack, the tools to use in your stance are facts, definition, quality, and relevance to the subject in that descending order. If your opponent’s facts don’t work for your cause or you don’t know them, then don’t use them. Change the terms your opponent uses and insert your own, close to the audiences commonplace. Define and redefine your terms while changing your connation. If your opponents terms favor you the use them to attack (jujitsu), if your opponent’s terms contrast with yours then create a context that his opinion looks bad (judo). When defining the commonplace issue, use the broadest context to the values of the widest audience. When dealing with a specific issue, always use the future tense.
13. Control the Argument
Now we introduce the basic tools of logic. Deductive logic applies a general rule to a particular matter, while rhetorical deduction uses a commonplace to reach a conclusion. An enthymeme contains deductive logic based on a commonplace, “We should (choice), because of (commonplace). An