LA_5 - Library Assignment 4 Be Reasonable Instructions-One...

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Library Assignment 4 : Be Reasonable! Instructions-- One of the most important aspects of being a human being is our ability to reason. As we discussed, reason is what allows us to make inferences about the world around us, and apply those inferences--whether is is science or poetry, our reasoning abilities had a hand in it. Reasoning also involves looking at things without appraisal. Abraham Lincoln once said: “When I'm getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say -- and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.” Follow Abraham Lincoln ʼ s advice. Devote of the time to thinking about yourself, and of the time understanding what you are hearing. I urge you to keep your politics out of this assignment , and analyze the speech . Read Chapter 8 in your book and then watch Obama ʼ s speech: [The video and full text of President Obama ʼ s NCSU speech] Think about how Obama uses reason to enforce his claims. Does he follow the speech
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