BCOM275 Week 2 DQ 1 - A Faulty Premise or Faulty Reasoning
BCOM275 Week 2 DQ 1 - A Faulty Premise or Faulty Reasoning
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Week 2, DQ1: A Faulty Premise or Faulty Reasoning? Consider the following statement: "Most disagreements or differences of opinion are more often a result of faulty, misunderstood, or confusing premises, rather than faulty reason from a valid premise." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Read your text(s) carefully before attempting an explain your answer. RESPONSE 1 "Most disagreements or differences of opinion are more often a result of faulty, misunderstood, or confusing premises, rather than faulty reason from a valid premise." I feel like I've been dealing with this topic far too often and I'm beginning to feel it's me and not so much who I'm communicating with. I agree with the statement because I believe confusion leads to frustration which leads to disagreement and further. Recently, I returned home from another deployment. A different form of communication exists considering the setting of a combat environment and it's quite different from communicating in a peaceful environment. The message, if not delivered correctly, can end badly. I've gone from communicating in a specific forum to communicating with family, friends and new coworkers. It becomes stressful when diplomacy is involved and barriers exist. Unfortunately, we're all different and we all receive messages differently. Often times, we think we're communicating in a productive manner and it isn't received like we'd hope. All we can do is our best in delivering our opinion and hope that the receiver is willing to receive the message. RESPONSE 2 I would disagree with the statement. There have been many times that my wife and I will disagree based upon the reasoning rather than the premise. We can usually agree on the premise, but we often disagree on the how and why. This is because her argument will come from her emotions while mine come from the popularity, common sense, 'everyone knows,' viewpoint. There are some things where we do not agree on any part of the situation. For example: our daughter, who will be three in January, has gotten to a point where she does not want to eat what we fix for dinner. This is frustrating to us because we know that she likes the food, but she is refusing to eat it. My wife would like to give her options because she feels bad for our daughter. I, on the other hand, want her to eat what is before her. My wife will reason that choices create within our daughter a personal sense of character. I feel that the choices only give opportunity for her to refuse. I can understand her needed choices and a personal sense of character, but I believe that should come later in life. Not when she is three years old. RESPONSE 3 I can completely agree with that and have seen it on a day to day basis, as well as have been a part of it on many different occasions. One of the reasons that I have seen this happen is that we all have a set idea on what something are when we hear something different we think immediatly that it is wrong,when in fact there can be more to it. I remember giving instructions to a coworker about a particular machine and how we go about cleaning it and making sure it is ready to run after the weekend. One thing that I did was point at where the pumps where, in which there was 3, but two where the same being vacuum pumps and the other was a helium pump. I pointed in the direction of the three and stated how to go about cleaning the helium pump, but what happened was he immediatly thought I was pointing to the vacuum pumps and blocked out what I was saying and proceeded to clean the vacuum pump incorrectly. I approached him and asked if he was already done with the helium pump and got immediatly upset and stated that I asked him to clean the vacuum pumps and that I pointed to them. This was obviously a case of misunderstanding and I think something that we all do from time to time is assume what they are talking about without actually hearing what they are saying. RESPONSE 4 “Most disagreements or differences of opinion are more often a result of faulty, misunderstood, or confusing premises,” is a true statement. The use of a premise occurs without the mental completion of the result of using that premise. There exists a myriad of positions taken that the holder of that position does not have a clear vision of the result of that stance. If the time were taken to review the result, a different premise would result. The expressed position has a certain meaning to the person expressing it but a different meaning to the person hearing the premise. The lack of a common ground for the communication results in discord. It is important to check with the other party to verify that the terms used have the same meaning and usage. RESPONSE 5 I agree with the statement "Most disagreements or differences of opinion are more often a result of faulty, misunderstood, or confusing premises, rather than faulty reason from a valid premise." This seems to be the case in many disagreements that I have been in at work and at home. If I am trying to explain something and a disagreement happens, most of the time it is because I have not explained in the right way for my listener or the listener did not understand what I was trying to convey. This happens in my personal life all of the time as well. Many times when I argue with someone it is mainly because I have failed to completely understand what the other person is saying. If I know for sure what it is that I am arguing, then the argument is always due to the fact that I have not conveyed my message in the right way, the listener has misunderstood what I was saying, or they did not understand my premise.
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