CO 300, class notes
CO 300, class notes HDFS 312
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Date Created: 01/30/16
CO 300 01/22/2016 Claim + reason What is a claim? Opinion statement (or a position) Enthymeme: Most condense version of an argument Thesis statement Has the condense claim and reason (might be one sentence) Summary: Write the main points Reference to the source (author/title) Paragraph length Objective representation Representing the argument (In this text, author ARGUES that…) Analysis: Breaking something down Objective process Breaking it into parts Look for patterns o Problem/solution o Two sections o ▯ ▯ What is the claim for The Attack on the Truth? We don’t respect truth, were ignorant Disrespecting the truth is a problem because ideology gets in the way of accepting truth o One consequence is denial (leading to fake truths) o Contempt for the methods Problems consist there is a negative consequence, significance People suffer because they deny the facts Problem statement: People talk about causes o In the article, people are disrespecting the truth… o Internet, things are out there very easily and not always true, reinforcing false truths is causing a problem o The choice to choose what is real or not real Willful ignorance- people choose to do that o What causes this? People are gaining more politics People promoting their side and expedient to promote for their side Ideology: don’t question if this is telling us it is wrong Solution?: Argues the claim that we should go back to basic principles (evidence based beliefs and skepticism) o because it respects truth, uses scientific methods o Journalism wont cut it because it can be biased and that there are two sides to everything when one side could be wrong Argument could work because it forces to lay reasons out and people then have to review them= problem because they want to win and not expose truth (they eliminate the truth) ▯ ▯ Podcasts: ▯ ▯ Claim: Most people find it difficult to admit it when they don’t know something What causes this claim? o Fear o Afraid of disapproval from authorities o Losing power (pilot and co pilot fighting about if the plane is ok) o Learned o Losing respect o Wanting to be included o Lose out on risk taking ▯ IF we are going to find the truth then we have to admit that we don’t know to learn ▯ ▯ The problem: Cannot trust journalism because news comes from all kinds of sources and it is now always backed up by verified evidence Not always clear what we are looking at ▯ The solution: Consumers information, we need to practice the “tradecraft verification” because truth is “provisional but also empirical” ▯ ▯ Important terms: Truth: o Empirical o Provisional Bias: o One sided, hidden o Opinion o Obscure facts, ignore other arguments or distort them o Unethical, Wrong o Manipulating information to favor a side or perspective “Portable ignorance”: o Homer Bigger had in the article o Good, clean slate o Forget everything known to get all the correct information Tradecraft of verification: ▯ Critical inquiry: Humility: o Don’t assume you know o Don’t be too proud Close reading: o Understanding what is say o Don’t impose own views on it Portable ignorance: o Ask a lot of questions Tradecraft verification: o Engage in the process of verifying info o Slow ▯ LOOK AT POWERPOINT ON CANVAS ▯
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