CRT 205 Argument Evaluation, week 7

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Running head: ARGUMENT EVALUATION 1 Argument Evaluation CRT 205
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ARGUMENT EVALUATION 2 Argument Evaluation After reading the article “Controlling Irrational Fears After 9/11,” I found two arguments that I will discuss in this paper. The first argument, cited on page 456 of the text, claims “It is unlikely, for example, that many Americans remember that, earlier in 2001, an earthquake in Gujarat, India, killed approximately 20,000 people. One might explain the difference in reaction by saying that we naturally respond more strongly to the deaths of Americans closer to home than to those of others halfway around the world.” The premise of this argument is “It is unlikely, for example, that many Americans remember that, earlier in 2001, an earthquake in Gujarat, India, killed approximately 20,000 people”; the conclusion is “One might explain the difference in reaction by saying that we naturally respond more strongly to the deaths of Americans closer to home than to those of others halfway around the world.” The premise of this
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