2nd assignment - The Analysis of Arguments in Everyday...

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The Analysis of Arguments in Everyday Thought Prof. Paul Mattick “John Arquilla and Fogelson-Lubliner are right that the Pentagon budget needs to be cut for the health and safety of this nation. Spending $700 billion a year on defense while cutting programs that sustain the citizens of this nation is shameful. One month less fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan would finance the federal school lunch program. America’s priorities need a reset”. In this letter to the editor, the writer briefly expresses her displeasure with the American Government spending exorbitant amounts of money on defense and the military. This is, in her opinion, to the detriment of the American public because this money could easily be used to fund important social programs and institutions. To my mind, her argument is set up in the following way: Premise #1: Education is beneficial to society. P2: We – as a society - should only value and prioritize that which is beneficial to us. Conclusion: America’s priorities are not in the right place.
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 0154-105-0 taught by Professor Mattick,paul during the Spring '11 term at Adelphi.

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