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Unformatted text preview: Justificatory reasoning has a lot of overlapping aspects with explanatory reasoning, but the main difference lies in the writer’s choice of proposition and type of reasoning. The author usually begins with a proposition that is debatable. An example of a debatable proposition could be one such as photography is not art. Most people would see this and not immediately agree with the statement. The goal of this kind of reasoning is to persuade the audience to side with the author on his proposition. In order to accomplish this goal, the author must find the most persuasive examples and pieces of evidence that will create the most convincing argument. In this sense, the types of evidence used in justificatory reasoning must be much more compelling than the ones used in explanatory reasoning. Justificatory reasoning, in contrast to explanatory reasoning, may be used in situations that require a person to convince others of something....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course WRIT 039 taught by Professor Stein during the Spring '08 term at UPenn.
- Spring '08