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Unformatted text preview: 1-6-11RCT LectureWhy?oReasons to learn about this stuffoCuriosity about what’s trueoA desire to make better life decisionsoLSAT, GREArgumentoA set of propositions/ statements/ assertions where one is a conclusion and the rest are premises (convincing others)oIntended to persuade by giving goodreasonsRhetoricoEffectively persuasive verbal or written language (motivating others)oIntended to persuade only by the power of the words used-Can go togetherPropositions-Definition (pg. 9): a proposition is “the factual content expressed by a declarative sentence on a particular occasion.”-Features of propositions:oPropositions are either true or falseoDifferent sentences can express the same proposition.oDifferent propositions can be expressed by the same sentenceoProps are true when they state things as they areoPremise and conclusions are propositionsoTwo politicians saying “vote for me”, say the same thing but means something different....
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