A Practical Study of Argument (Enhanced 7th Edition) by Trudy Govier

By Trudy Govier

A realistic examine OF ARGUMENT grants the instruments you must comprehend casual good judgment and formulate a very good argument. by way of concentrating on actual global examples and together with useful learn instruments akin to workouts with solutions, a word list of universal fallacies, bankruptcy summaries, and a book-specific on-line application (available with the book), a realistic research OF ARGUMENT, more suitable 7th variation offers you every thing you must grasp the cloth comfortably. to be had with InfoTrac pupil Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 18 A Practical Study of Argument 6. “Don’t despair. ” (E-mail advice to a medical student, cited in the Globe and Mail, May 23, 1995) *7. Due to pride some people find it easier than others do to admit that they are wrong. You can see that this is true. It works this way: their pride is based on a deep conviction of personal worth.

It is put forward as being acceptable and providing rational support for a further claim. NOTES 1. Nils Christie, A Suitable Amount of Crime (Routledge: London and New York), p. 13. 2. Kevin Jardine, “Canadian Oil on Russian Soil,” Greenlink, Vol. 3 (1995), no. 1, p. 1. 3. With regard to the distinction between arguments and explanations, two qualifications must be made. The first is that sometimes discourse taken out of context can plausibly be interpreted either as explanation or as argument.

3 Here Lewis is offering an argument. What is the conclusion he is trying to establish? He talks about babies and ducklings and sex and offers these phenomena as evidence that there are creatures on this earth born with desires that can be satisfied. The examples are offered as the basis for a more general claim to the effect that we do not have desires unless they can be satisfied. Lewis goes on from this general claim to consider what it would mean if people had desires that could not be satisfied in this world.

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