"This book develops a central theme: legal persuasion results from making and breaking mental connections. This concept of making connections inspired the authors to take a rhetorical approach to the science of legal persuasion. That singular approach resulted in the integration of research from cognitive science with classical and contemporary rhetorical theory, and the application of these two disciplines to the real-life practice of persuasion. The combination of rhetorical analysis and cognitive science yields a new way of seeing and understanding legal persuasion, one that promises theoretical and practical gains. The work has three main functions. First, it brings together the leading models of persuasion from cognitive science and rhetorical theory, blurring boundaries and leveraging connections between the often-separate spheres of science and rhetoric. Second, it illustrates this persuasive synthesis by working through concrete examples of persuasion, demonstrating how to apply this new approach to the taking apart and the putting together of effective legal arguments. In this way, the book demonstrates the advantages of a deeper and more nuanced understanding of persuasion. Third, the volume assesses and explains why, how, and when certain persuasive methods and techniques are more effective than others. The book is designed to appeal to scholars in law, rhetoric, persuasion science, and psychology; to students learning the practice of law; and to judges and practicing lawyers who engage in persuasion."--Provided by publisher.
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Part PART I Introduction chapter 1 Making connections chapter 2 Thinking and decision making: starting to persuade part PART II Setting: audience, timing, and location chapter 3 The judicial audience chapter 4 Kairos: fi tting time and place part PART III Invention: stories, metaphors, and analogies chapter 5 Uncover embedded plots, characters, and images chapter 6 Introduction to storytelling chapter 7 Telling fact stories differently chapter 8 Developing law stories chapter 9 Making intuitive connections chapter 10 Shape connections: familiar analogies and metaphors chapter 11 Reinforce favorable connections: arguing by analogy chapter 12 Break unfavorable connections: novel metaphors part PART IV Arrangement: organization and connection chapter 13 Introduction to priming: story and emotion chapter 14 Priming interpretations and impressions chapter 15 Introduction to syllogistic frameworks chapter 16 Syllogistic and analogical case arguments part PART V Connecting through tone chapter 17 Structuring arguments to appear reasonable chapter 18 Volunteering adverse information chapter 19 The trap of attack part PART VI Conclusion chapter 20 Putting it together.
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