week6dq1 - Post your response to the following Of the two...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Post your response to the following: Of the two arguments provided in the digital story, which is valid and which is sound? When you are building an argument for an issue that is significant to you, do you think it is more important to be valid or sound? Explain your answer. Of the two arguments given I believe the wife’s argument is sound. The wife says that the carpets are already clean, and they already have a working vacuum cleaner, so a new vacuum cleaner isn’t necessary. This argument is valid because if the carpets are already clean, and they already have a working vacuum, then the conclusion is assumed to be true. Since the premises are indeed true, then the conclusion is true as well, making the argument sound. The other argument given by the salesman is trickier. The argument contains rhetorical fallacies. If the customer doesn’t want the vacuum cleaner, it would be assumed that they don’t want a clean home, according to the salesman’s persuasive argument. The argument
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online