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1.Remi has just learned that her job application was successful.Therefore, it must be that the case that2.Remi is happy.Remi is happy because she has just learned that her job application was successful.Is the author trying to ‘prove’ that Remi is happy?Another possibility: the author is taking for granted the truth of the statement thatRemi is happy and is explaining why she is happy.Arguments:Attempts to justify a claim or demonstrate something is true.Explanations:Attempt to explain or show why something is true and attempt to increaseunderstanding
Explanations:Three general kinds of explanations(1) Causal explanations(2) Explanations by purpose(3) Explanations of meaningExplanations of Meaning:Include explanations of the meaning of wordsA vixen is a female foxPeople normally believe what others tell them unless there is reason to besuspicious. This reliance on other people is called depending on testimony.Explanations by Purpose:Mary is moving to another city in order to begin a new jobCausal Explanations:Tom has a punctured tire. The reason why this is the case is that he drove over somebroken glass.Causal explanations tell us:How or why things came to be as they areWhy things came to be as they once wereWhy things will come to be as they are going to beThe window had been shut all summer and the weather was hot and damp. So theroom smelled awfully musty when he returned.“So” introduces a statement describing what is explainedNot an argument, but an explanationThe first sentence offers information that would show how the room came to bemustyNo justification for the claim, but an explanation of how it came to beThere will be little or no improvement in the unemployment rate before the end of theyear because the economic recovery is creating very few jobs.Argument or explanation?Could be either or both!There is disagreement about whether the unemployment rate will improve before theend of the year. I say there will be little or no improvement.There will be little or no
improvement in the unemployment rate before the end of the year because theeconomic recovery is creating very few jobs.ArgumentAlso an explanationWe all agree that there will be little or no improvement in the unemployment rate beforethen end of the year. But we disagree as to why this is the case. My view is this:Therewill be little or no improvement in the unemployment rate before the end of theyear because the economic recovery is creating very few jobs.ExplanationLet me prove to you that there will little or no improvement in the unemployment ratebefore the end of the year, and that the same time explain to you why this is the case:

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Term
Fall
Professor
david
Tags
Logic, stricter gun control, gun control legislation

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