Chapters 15 and 16 Response

Chapters 15 and 16 Response - Zheng Wu Dr. Clubbs SC 105-19...

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Zheng Wu Dr. Clubbs SC 105-19 April 14, 2010 Reading Responses Chapters 15 and 16 Fill in the blank (5 points) 1. Issues of fact typically involve questions of existence, scope or causality. 2. Issues of value focus on what we consider good or bad, right or wrong, just or unjust, moral or unmoral. 3. Issues of policy have to do with our actions in the future: there is something wrong in our works and we need to correct it; we have a problem that needs to be solved. 4. Claims are the debatable assertions put forward by a speaker. 5. Statistics and testimony are examples of evidence . 1. Define public controversy and give an example. (10 points) Public controversies typically revolve around questions of fact, value, or policy. - Question of fact involve controversies over existence, scope, or causality. - Question of value revolve around how ideas and actions should be evaluated or judged. - Question of policy involve choices among future courses of action. Example: In a criminal trial, lawyers must first establish the “facts of the case” and debate
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