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    Valid Argument

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    Invalid Forms of Propositional Arguments Pages 164 – 175 of the textbook focuses on assessing valid forms versus invalid forms of propositional forms. It provides a brief description of what would be considered a valid argument and invalid argument. A valid argument passes the proper form test, while an invalid argument fails it. Five of the nine most used propositional arguments discusses are valid arguments. These valid forms include: the denying a disjunct, affirming an exclusive disjuncts, affirming the antecedent, denying the consequent, and the tri-conditional. On the other hand, four of those nine propositional arguments are invalid forms, therefore are considered fallacies. These fallacies include:…

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    Arguments For Vaccinations

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    Arguments for the Next Research Paper There are many intriguing topics that could be used in the upcoming argumentative research paper. So many, in fact, that it is so hard to choose. Choosing an argumentative topic and sticking to it is a little painful since in fact the controversial nature of the arguments are so appealing and vast. The first topic that might be interesting for an argumentative research paper is: Should a person pursue their dreams or settle for a more attainable career…

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    Sangiovanni's Argument

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    In this paper, I will first introduce what I believe to be the best argument for difference principle. To do this, I will compare two different arguments from Blake and Sangiovanni. They sure share some similarities, which I will reserve if I deem appropriate. But the most important point is their different empirical and normative premises. I will elaborate those differences in detail and develop my own argument. After I present my argument, I will acknolwdge my argument’s limitations and try to…

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    Arguments Of Euthanasia

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    greatly broaden the view of the reader and also the author which allows them to make an educated and logical argument on the subject. The topic of physician assisted suicide has many different sides to its argument which makes it a prime candidate in getting opposing views for research. It brings into question the morals and integrity of doctors, and also the morals of the patients and families that choose physician assisted suicide. Many people see it as tarnishing the value of human life,…

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    Persuasive Argument

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    The persuasive essay is devoted to proving a point of view and convincing its readers to side with the author’s opinion. In order to write a strong persuasive essay, you should choose your stance and express it explicitly both in the thesis and throughout the essay, using logical reasoning and provoking readers’ emotional response. The persuasive essay usually has a five paragraph essay format, though the number of the paragraphs can be increased if necessary. The introduction should seize the…

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    Epicurus Argument Analysis

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    In discussions of death, a controversial issue has been whether death is bad for the person that dies. According to Epicurus and Rosenbaum, humans should not fear death because they are unaware of their death and therefore death cannot be bad for them. According to Nagel, however, says death is bad for the person who dies because it deprives that person of all the good that life can bring them. Therefore, they disagree on whether death is implicitly bad for the person that dies. Epicurus…

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    A Critique of Epicurus’s Argument about Death Kejia Jiang Word count: 1419 As the founder of Epicureanism, Greek philosopher Epicurus presented the view that it is irrational to fear or hate death and death is not a misfortune for one who dies. The main idea he used to defend his argument was that no one will feel painful while dead, therefore death is not a bad thing for people and there is no need to fear it. At the first glance, the argument may seem to be plausible. However,…

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    equivocation, fairness slippery slope fallacies, causal slippery slope fallacies, ad hominem fallacies, fallacious appeals to authority in addition to a few others. I will analyze the fallacies I specifically mentioned deeper by first explain them and their differences, give an example and then identify how one can identify them and decide if they are being used in arguments in their everyday life. Fallacies of equivocation is used within arguments that have a key phrase or term that has…

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    In chapter 3 “The Layout of Arguments” of The Uses of Argument, Toulmin talks about how to write an argument. He includes several models throughout the chapter, and each of them gets longer as he begins to discuss more. The final model is composed of datum or data, claim, warrant, qualifiers, rebuttal, backing of warrants. Datum is the fact or the ground that start the argument, while claim is the statement that one can reason out from the datum, and hopes that people will accept it. Warrant is…

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    Cogent Argument Essay

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    To begin this assignment, it is important to understand what factors are taken into consideration to analyze dialogues. The most important aspect of the analysis is based on the ‘ARG’ conditions. These conditions consist of the following: acceptability, relevance, and good grounds, as these three conditions pertain to the basic elements of a cogent argument. An argument is defined as cogent if the premises of that argument are rationally acceptable, and that they also provide rational support…

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