Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Examining Arguments

Take a closer look at both The Singer Solution to World Poverty and Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor.

Take an emotional step back from each article/position. Remember Toulmin? Use Toulmin's method to get to the heart of each argument.

  • How are their warrants and backings different? 
  • How are their claims different? Be certain to answer this thoroughly.
  • Lastly, what is your position? Why do you take that position? What moral/ethical/philosophical/religious system(s) inform your position?
Please blog your responses.

Joe and Pax, If you're looking for your books so you can do your homework, they were left in my room. You'll have to go over to someone else's house tonight for a study session.

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