9-27 - Warrant "Argumentative Situation" A...

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9/27 Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3:46 PM <<927.wma>> Audio recording started: 4:19 PM Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3 Proofs Logos Ethos - proofs about the character or credibility of the speaker Pathos - proofs that draw on emotion LOGOS Argument is a way of talking about something that both establishes a claim and something you want to prove, uses support o Simplest Definition of Argument - a claim with support and an implication o All of these are not always present in most arguments, sometimes they are simply omitted, other times they are enthymemes - to think to consider STEPHEN J. TOULMIN Defines an argument as Claim, Warrant, and Data o Claim - the same as in the previous model -- something that you are trying to establish o Data - what the claim is based on o Warrant - the principle that connects the data and the claim EXAMPLE- Claim - UNC is better than Duke Data - We have more championships
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Unformatted text preview: Warrant "Argumentative Situation" A problem or question Clash - there have to be multiple sides Entails risk - both conceptual Inference - a jump or leap that you take on the basis of data or support for an argument Makes a connection between the elements of an argument Types of inferences o From examples Works inductively -- take an example or set of examples to make a case May only be a singular representative or may be induction based on a set of representatives o From cause o From analogy o From authority - 4 out of 5 dentists agree COUNTERARGUMENTS Pick out and refute common objections: it controls the conversation, and it demonstrates that you hae thought through the argument (boosts your ethos) Three steps: frame the argument in favorable term, unpack its logic, make your rebuttal...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course COMM 113 taught by Professor Montomerie during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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