Week 3 Reading Day 1

Week 3 Reading Day 1 - Week 3 Day 1 Reading The Importance...

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Week 3 Day 1 Reading The Importance of Specificity - Hayakawa suggests pointing down to extensional levels wherever necessary; in writing and speaking, this mean giving specific examples of what we are talking about,” grounding our arguments in experience A Dialectical Approach to Argument - Persuasive argument depends on dialectical thinking - Dialectic: Art of arriving at the truth by disclosing the contradictions in an opponent’s argument, and overcoming them - Process of change - Antithesis: Where a thesis is transformed into its opposite - Synthesis: The combination of the 2 is then resolved in a form of truth Addressing Counterarguments - Must pay careful attention to counterarguments, opposing views - Strengthens position 1. Anticipating opponent’s reasoning so you are able to disarm the opposition “I recognize that….” 2. State then refute opposing premises by demonstrating weakness or falseness 3. Appear more reasonable, more fair, more credible, more broadminded, and aware
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