Inventing Arguments

Inventing Arguments

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“Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” ~Paulo Freire

The Paulo Freire quotation serves as more than an epigraph for Inventing Arguments. It characterizes the content, the prompts, and purpose of the chapters. The book attempts to show that argumentative writing is not about expressing a personal opinion but building an idea sophisticated enough to attract good thinkers. Now in its third edition, and used widely in first-year writing programs, the book is available at Wadsworth/Cengage.