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    Informal fallacies appeal to the ignorance of an inadequately supported argument and can be observed in everyday scenarios. Although many are incognizant of their effect on communication, being aware of the format of an argument can aid an individual in reaching their desired conclusion to any situation they are encountered with. When an argument is presented with limited alternatives, the omission of other choices provides the argument with a false dilemma causing the arguer in the discussion to be limited in their response. If an argument is approached with a false dilemma, the arguer is guiding the defendant to respond in the way that best supports his desired outcome. By limiting the freedom to explore other alternatives, the defendant is left to constitute a response that may not be in their best interest. In my personal experience, I have found that being more perceptive when confronted…

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    for the existence of the soul by giving four arguments as to why the soul is eternal. He argues the argument from opposites, argument from the equal also known as the theory of recollection, the argument from affinity, and the argument from the “form of life.” These arguments were made hundreds and hundreds of years ago when they were hard to dispute. However, one can now see that Socrates’ arguments are flawed and he had little ground in which to argue for the soul’s eternity.…

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    Again Plato believed everything contains true essence in some invisible realm, and by finding that true form, each person can be a more rational in pursuit of true forms. Moreover, Plato believed that people's ability to reason determined their ability to learn the true forms. Forms are the model used by people to achieve that goal, and we need to have many forms in our minds at all times. Plato who was "born in 428/7 B.C.," and began studying under Socrates in his twenties(Baird 66). As a pupil…

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    Valid and 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…

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    philosophers in the past three hundred years. Many of his arguments on freedom can be seen intertwined with the current way we run societies around the world today. Being a self proclaimed Utilitarian, Mill focuses his arguments on making the collective reside with the most utility possible, with utility being defined by happiness. To achieve maximum utility, Mill presents three larger arguments,the harm principle, experiments of living, and freedom of speech. Before one can begin to agree or…

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    This is because when the experience takes place, there are numbers of people present. The most common example is “The Toronto Blessing.” In April 1994 at Airport Vineyard church in Canada, large numbers of people were reported to have been part of a religious experience.There was barking, laughing, shaking and crying. This charismatic worship was usually in the form of glossolalia otherwise known as talking in tongues. However, it’s validity as a religious experience is questioned because it…

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    of faith in some of their most famous arguments, specifically Pascal’s, devalue faith by making faith selfish, providing an obvious out to faith, and making the decision of faith into a gamble, oddly, his devaluation of faith does not hurt his argument, it makes it easier to convince the skeptics. To prove that Pascal’s argument devalues faith and to understand why it doesn’t negatively affect his argument, it’s necessary to understand the whole argument. His argument can be split into quite a…

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    The goal of this paper is to present a map of the argument in the article “Dude” by Scott F. Kiesling. This argument mapping will do the following things. First, it will present what I believe are the main claims of the article. While doing this I will also explain any important terms or concepts needed to understand the Kiesling’s argument. I will then link the claims to the kinds of evidence that Kiesling uses in order to support them. Finally, I will close my argument mapping with an overview…

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    claim, along with support from anecdotes that build upon the pathos utilized throughout her article. However, while Burkett’s use of pathos strongly supports her argument, as does her credible background as a woman, she puts forth very few facts to create a solid logos core for her topic. As a result of this missing logos core, Burkett’s argument falls short from proving the point that women and men are equal and should be treated so. The genre that of this article is descriptive…

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    This all is understood and executed with use of anaphora, “He” in the twenty-seven grievances against Great Britain. The audience that Jefferson is trying to persuade are all colonists. Knowing that he makes a logical argument to single out “He” which is repeated 27 times through a list of grievances or a list of complaints in order to show how the colonists are being maltreated. Jefferson uses anaphora and other rhetorical strategies to achieve his purpose because of the use of “He” as a…

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