A. Any human being can create an argument that can circle around the world so quickly.
B. Arguments are everywhere and can be found anywhere.
1. Arguments can be written, verbal, aural, or visual. These arguments express a perspective.
II. Why We Make Arguments:
A. Argument can be associated with negative views. Views that attempt to drown out the opinions of others.
B. Invitational arguments are arguments that are interested in inviting other people to join in on a mutual exploration which is based on respect (6).
C. Rogerian argument- approaching audiences in such a way that feels nonthreatening and attempts to find common ground.
D. This establishes trust between those who disagree about …show more content…
Arguments about the Present:
A. Typically revolve around contemporary values.
XVII. Kinds of Argument:
A. Stasis theory is the categorization of issues and what they address.
1. This was used in Greek and Roman civilizations to help examine legal cases.
B. Stasis questions explore different aspects of an issue and uses a multitude of evidence to gather a conclusion.
XVIII. Did Something Happen? Arguments of Fact:
A. Argument of fact typically involves a statement that can be proven true or not with evidence and testimonies.
B. Writers can ask an abundance of questions about the given facts.
1. Where did the facts come from? Are the reliable? When and where did the problem begin?
XIX. What is the Nature of the Thing? Arguments of Definition
A. Different definitions result in an abundance of consequences; thus leaving issues unsolved.
B. Arguments of definition are not always weighty and impactful
XX. What is the Quality or Cause of the Thing? Arguments of Evaluation:
A. Arguments of Evaluation often times present criteria to measure individual ideas that are different than those of normal standards.
B. When examining a circumstance, it often leads us to evaluate the actions and what accounts for