Logic: The Art of Thinking

Assignment

Argument Analysis and Evaluation
Read Chapters 7,8 of the course textbook, Critical Thinking, by Moore and Parker 
Go to the website and review the material for chapter 7,8
Chapter Materials:
Objectives
Glossary
Tutorial
Review Exercises

 

Website address( url) :

 http://www.mayfieldpub.com/ct/chapterindex.htm

 

Submit the exercises by email to the instructor by the date(s) indicated in the course calendar.

 

Alternative or BONUS Assignment

Ask your instructor for the material for analysis, criticism and Evaluation.

Analyze critically an argument which will be supplied to you  by the instructor. Use the 6 step method. Award up to 10 points to the argument. Be thorough and fair. You are to be evaluated on how well you evaluate the argument.

You will be awarded up to 10 points for your analysis and evaluation of the argument. You must demonstrate that the following activities have been successfully performed.

YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING STEPS: TOTAL 10 points
Step 1. Recognizing Argument - doing assignment
Step 2. Standardizing Argument

A. Rewrite Argument - number the premises 

1
B.  Eliminating Rhetoric - (1) _____

     Extraneous material

     Repetition

1
C. Supplying Missing Premises (1) ____ 1
D. Stating the Conclusion (fairly & concisely) 1
Step 3. Determining the Form of the Argument

          Schematize the relationships among Premises

1
Step 4. Criticizing the Argument-Premises
*Relevance  1
*Acceptability-Truth-Substantive 1
*Sufficiency - Logical Criticism  1
Step 5. Determining whether the arguer 

considered alternative views

citing those alternative views, positions,counter-arguments

1
Step 6. Overall Evaluation

assigning a point total (10 pts. max) 

describing your standards, model

explaining why you assigned the points

 

1

TOTAL

10

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