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-1Clayton Barsoum English 1302 Reading Journal January 31, 2008 Barnet, Sylvan and Hugo Bedau. From Critical Thinking to Argument: Second Edition . Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. In the third chapter of From Critical Thinking to Argument (FCTA) Barnet and Bedau discuss some of the many different tactics used in argument such as emotional appeal, satire, irony, sarcasm, humor, statistics, authorities, analogies, & real and artificial examples. If you look through newspaper editorials, persuasive essays it is common to find many of these tactics. Sometimes we don’t notice their existence or intentions, but with each definition of
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Unformatted text preview: these techniques in FCTA Barnet and Bedau discuss the different reasons and tactics for using some of the techniques to better suit the context and argument. For example, the appeal to emotions is used effectively in cases of death or war such as in Anthonys argument in Julius Caesar. People tend to run with their emotions in times of extreme tragedy and Anthony (or any other person with knowledge of this tactic) can use it against the audience....
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