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ARGUMENTS VS EXPLANATIONS EXPLANATIONS An explanation is a group of statements that try to show how or why something is or will be the case. Specifically, we use an explanation when we try to explain what makes a claim true. The event or the phenomenon in question is usually accepted as a matter of fact. Explanations do NOT prove why something is the case. Every explanation is composed of two parts: The explanandum (a statement that describes the event that is supposed to be explained), and...

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Argument Analysis

Arguments are an integral part of human society, and structuring these arguments properly is important to emphasize a point. In the documentary I Can Change Your Mind About Climate, many legitimate and illegitimate arguments are put forward to the viewer. Some of these arguments are structurally wrong, and in some of them the premises are not relevant to the conclusion. The purpose of the documentary was for the two main protagonists, Anna Rose and Nick Minchin to try and change each others minds...

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Argument Assignment

Writing an Argument Assignment MGT/521 Writing an Argument The first essential thought to an argument is to understand the basis of that argument. Each speaker would want to determine the purpose and align their thoughts and sources for credibility and validity. Communication skills are important as well as determining the proper channels when presenting an argument. Four steps demonstrate how to present an argument fairly for both parties. The argument topic is on the use of Wikipedia. The...

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Recognizing Arguments

In the first part of the assignment we were asked to identify components of arguments, premise and conclusion, for the passages. Where applicable we are to highlight key words or phrases that identify a claim as a premise or a conclusion. A premise is the support for the conclusion. (Missimer, 2005) The first example has several premises as follows if Sue’s baby is a boy it will be named Mark and if it is a girl it will be named Margaret. Another premise is that Sue will have a boy or girl. “So”...

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The Nature of Arguments

be looking at: (i)  the nature of arguments (ii)  how to recognise arguments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teMlv3ripSM Definition: ‘Argument’ …. a set of sentences such that… …. one of them is being said to be true… …. the other(s) are being offered as reasons for believing the truth of the one. An argument: It is Friday, Marianne always wears jeans on Friday so Marianne will be wearing jeans today. Q1: List the sentences that make up this argument It is Friday Marianne always...

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Zombie Argument

evaluate whether the Zombie argument against Cartesian Dualism is sound by: criticising the Zombie argument through analysing the validity of each premise of the Zombie argument, defending the Zombie argument against one of its objections and responses from the Cartesian Argument by analogy. This essay will offer reasons to believe the Zombie argument by contrasting it with the strengths and weaknesses of the Cartesian Dualist main argument and the Cartesian Dualist Argument by Analogy and then draw...

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Recognized Arguments

Recognizing Arguments In this assignment, you will apply key concepts covered in the module readings. You will identify the component parts of arguments and differentiate between various types of arguments such as strict, loose, inductive, and deductive. You will then construct specific, original arguments. There are two parts to the assignment. Complete both parts. Part 1 1a: Identify Components of Arguments Identify the component parts of the argument, premises and conclusion, for...

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Rhetoric and Argument

ENG122: Composition II An Introduction to Argument English 122: Composition II An Introduction to Argument Argument and Rhetoric An argument can take many forms. It is, at its root, a method for communicating a singular position with evidence, logic, and persuasion. There are essential elements to all valid arguments, though they may take different forms. 1. Claim 2. Evidence 3. Counterargument 4. Rebuttal A successful argument depends upon the delicate balance between these elements. Imagine a...

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The Types of Arguments

THE TYPES OF ARGUMENTS Normally we classify all arguments into one of two types: deductive and inductive.  Deductive arguments are those meant to work because of their pattern alone, so that if the premises are true the conclusion could not be false.  All other arguments are considered to be inductive (or just non-deductive), and these are meant to work because of the actual information in the premises so that if the premises are true the conclusion is not likely to be false.  The difference is...

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Overall Argument

Argument and Persuasion Unit Assignment: Rant Now that we have studied and practiced making persuasive arguments, it is time to apply your knowledge by crafting an argument of your own. Your argument will take the form of a rant, and will be presented to the class. Step One: Writing rant (noun): 1. A loud, extravagant declamation (speech) expressed with strong emotion. To make things even more interesting, use the RAFT “formula” for writing your rant: Role: chosen by you ...

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