Then they would need to match their claim to the definitions. The first step is to formulate a tentative claim addressing a specific definition.
He defines "patriotism" as many different things such as loyalty, love, support for his country. There is controversy between those two meanings for the definition of "human intelligence" in our society.
The book explains that dictionaries are a form of reference for a general knowledge of a word but that there is so much more in depth to the word than just that definition. These definitions give the word a general label and place it in a certain category for better understanding.
The book further goes into the example of the definition "human intelligence" which could mean a couple different things. The writer needs to come up with reasoning behind their claims for each side while being considerate of both sides and they do this by researching their topic very in depth.
These definitions are also highly debatable in society because personal opinions differ between what conditions took place to consider it an official serious term like sexual harassment. Monday, February 20, Chapter 9: It gives the example of "hybrid car" and how its formal definition would list that it is a passenger vehicle that operates using two or more sources of power.
It discusses the steps in developing a definitional argument. Formal definitions are the general direct definitions someone would find in a dictionary.
He goes into more detail of the word "patriotism" to show all possible definitions to gain acceptance from the audience. It says that there are two main kinds of definitions; formal and operational definitions.
The next kind of definition is an operational definition and it defines a word by what it does or what conditions create it. They would then need to develop their conclusions on the definitional arguments.
The person that sexually harassed the individual might not consider that all the conditions took place but the person harassed would definitely consider the actions taken more seriously. If the definitional argument was "volunteer" the writer must write down what is and what is not a volunteer and try to accommodate both sides of the argument of the word.
The example they give in the book is "sexual harassment" and how it is not officially called "sexual harassment" unless three conditions take place.v Contents Introduction xiii 1.
Everything Is an Argument 1 2. Arguments from the Heart — Pathos 7 3. Arguments Based on Character — Ethos 10 4. Arguments Based on Facts and Reason — Logos 15 5. Transcript of Chapter 8: Arguments of Fact.
Chapter 8: Arguments of Fact Developing Factual Arguments • Identifying an issue: Forming a hypothesis. • The dilemma in trying to make a factual argument is finding sufficient evidence for a claim to satisfy a reasonably skeptical audience.
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An argument that includes a willingness to think about opposing positions and treat them fairly. Toulmin argument A structure of argument including claims, evidence, and warrants.
photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Chapter 9 Arguments of Definition What is an argument of definition? States what someone/something can be Gives what something includes/excludes How is a term defined?
Definition describes: Conclusion Formal Definition -. Everythings An Argument Chapter 9 Everything is an Argument, Chapter 4 Arguments Based on Facts and Reason: Logos I. Logos- arguments based on reason, facts, or evidence a) Inartistic appeals- hard evidence - Facts - Clues - Statistics - Testimonies - Witnesses b) Artistic appeals- reason and common sense - Logic and reason - Mixed with.Download