Analysis of Claims
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Thursday September 1 2016 CMN 323 Argumentation – Week 2 Lecture 2 Instructor: Alia Bellwood firstname.lastname@example.org th Office Location: Lincoln Hall, 4 Floor TA Office in pod D (Rm 4070) Office Hours: M 12pm2pm, TH 2pm3pm, and by appointment Analysis of Claims Policy Propositions - Definition of Policy Proposition o A statement outlining a course of action that the advocate believes should be taken. - Write 3 good policy propositions o All candidates should receive aid from the state regardless of their party representation o The Federal government should shut down Gautama bay prison for inhumane treatment of the prisoners Apply Stasis theory to this proposition Conjecturing about a fact The prisoners are still humans should they should be treated in a better humane way. Definition Humane treatment includes better food, better living quality, disease treatment etc. Quality These prisoners were believed to be treated inhumane due to the severity of the crimes they have committed Objection The prisoners treat each other in an inhuman way because they break the rules in the prison that the prison authorities have to enforce. o The U.S should send more aid to Syria in the form of troops and supplies to provide support for those effected by recent bombings Specifies who’s affected Specifies what type of aid – could be even more specific though - Write 3 notsogood policy propositions o Vague, too narrow, clumsy o America should send more aid to Syria No specific aid You do not know where and who you are helping Fixed The US should send more aid to Syria in the form of troops and supplies to provide supports and aid the citizens of Syria who just underwent… o The government should enforce more education reforms. What type of government? What education level? 1 Thursday September 1 2016 What kind of reforms? Does not specific recreational or formal reforms o Arizona should legalize marijuana use Why just Arizona? What are the reasons behind legalization? What level is it going to be accessible at? o Germany should only accept Syrian refugees regardless of their age Don’t specifies age Do not specify why they should accept Fixed Germany should accept Syrian Refugees regardless of their age as to help country’s unemployment rate to go down. o The New England states should give out stipend to their states only. Value Propositions - Definition of value proposition: o Only resolved in the opinions and beliefs of the arguer and their audience - Examples: o University of Wisconsin Madison is the biggest party school in the U.S. o Apple computers are superior to every other computer in the market o Florida is the best state to go on vacation Value the weather and the vacation vibes it brings Value the location Civil Adheres to people who confide in the same characteristics Florida has to offer for a vacation spot. Some might argue the word “best” because they may prefer another place to vacation. Very low value because it is just an opinion Stasis Theory - Conjecturing about a fact o This involved whether a crime has been committed. What are the facts of the case? Did person X kill person Y? - Definition o How should the killing of Y by X be defined? Do the actions of X fall within the category of homicide or murder? - Quality o What was the motivation for X killing Y and were there any justifications? American courts, for example, recognize selfdefense under some circumstances as a reasonable justification for taking another person’s life. - Objection o Is there a basis to object to the trial? Was the trial conducted properly or should the trial have been held in some other court? 2