Identify at least two arguments in the article. Outline the premises and conclusions of each argument you find. Then, answer the following questions for each argument, making sure to explain how you arrived at your answers.
I have found two arguments that I am going to talk about and I hope these are close to the answers as possible that you want. The first one since it is the very nature of terrorism not only to cause immediate damage but also to strike fear in the hearts of the population under attack, one might say that the terrorists were extraordinarily successful, not just as a result of their own efforts but also in consequence of the American reaction.
The second argument: Since the victims of car accidents come from every geographical area and every social stratum, one can say that those deaths are even "closer to home" than the deaths that occurred in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Most say that the September 11, 2001 attacks can only be compared to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The first premise: by implementing practices and requirements that are directly related to the results, rather than throwing the nation into near panic and using the resulting fears to justify expensive but not necessarily effective or even relevant measures.
The second premise: if we have been able to treat the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in a way similar to how we treat the carnage of the nation's highways. The conclusion: we might have accomplished something. In my opinion the stated premises support the conclusion. The idea of implementing practices and requirements directly related to results, or using the tactic that will not require so many unnecessarily expenses is a good support of the conclusion that it could be an accomplishment. The true result could not be obtained by using this method and was very weak in its attempt. The premises add probability to the conclusion. You never know what would have happened in case of implying new ideas...
...ArgumentEvaluation – Assignment
The assignment was to read “Controlling Irrational Fears After 9/11” on p. 456-458 of Appendix 1. After reading this assignment several arguments stood out regarding the events of 9/11. The main argument of the essay was the United States of America’s reaction to the events that took place on 9/11. Chapman and Harris (2002) stated “In this essay, I shall argue that this reaction was irrational to a great extent and that to that that extent Americans unwittingly cooperated with the terrorists in achieving a major goal: spreading fear and thus disrupting lives.” The premise to this argument is Americans unwittingly cooperated with the terrorists in achieving a major goal of spreading fear. The conclusion was American lives have been disrupted by the terrorists. In this case, the premise does not support the conclusion directly however, it may have been supported indirectly. American lives have been disrupted but how? The further a reader reads the more the writer supports his conclusion. The argument is also inductively strong by stating a premise, which is most likely true. It is highly probable that American lives had been disrupted by the terrorist actions and therefore supports the conclusion. The premises were all true. The events of 9/11 have disrupted every single American in some way, shape, or...
In the article ‘Keep The Drinking Age At 21,’ by Chicago Times, I believe that the authors
main purpose was to express the dangers of lowering the drinking age to 18, and how
that might affect society. The author says “Lowering the drinking age would transfer
responsibility--and in some cases legal liability--from colleges and their presidents to the
immature shoulders of 18-year-olds.” Even though the author is not quite clear on which
position or side they’re taking, I can make an inference and state that the authors
stance is against lowering the legal drinking age.
I can’t say that I think the article is fully ‘reliable,’ since this article can be considered a
one-sided stance, or in other cases, biased. Considering that this article was created by
an author from Chicago Times; which is a news company, should not have biased
information. Journalists are supposed to stance on both sides, unless, under one
circumstance, it is in an opinion only column. Yes, I study up on my regulations for
Journalism. It’s what I plan to be when I ﬁnish with college. Back to the the assignment,
here is an example that supports my thinking. “If an 18-year-old is old enough to ﬁght in
war, he or she should also enjoy the right to drink.” This is what lost me. Is the author
taking sides of wanting to change the legal drinking age, or not? The title clearly says,
“Keep The Drinking Age At 21.”...
...phones to school. It is very reasonable because bringing phone toschool potentially disrupts the learning process. Moststudents use cell phones irresponsibly. They use cell phones to talk to their friend during class time. They also use the calculator and camera features in the class as well. Those potentially lead less concentration in the time of learning and teaching process.
Students go to school to learn and behave fair way. Mobile phones provide a large temptation to cheat in tests. They can communicate to anyone and almost anywhere in the world. Because of the small size of the cell phone, students can send a text quietly and discreetly. The text can go unnoticed anywhere to get help on answering tests, homework, and other class assignment. Learning in school is to behave fair not cheating.
Therefore, schools should ban students from bringing their cell phones. However it should be done fairly. In case of an emergency some student need a call for help, providing easy access to phone is better.
NEVER TRY SMOKING
A lot of people, especially teenagers, who do not smoke,always want to try smoking. They know it is bad for them and all, but it is just something they want to try. So they ask one of their smoker friends for a cigarette. Admittedly, they firstly can not light it on their own so they ask his friend to do it. Then they inhale that cigarette and smoke occasionally.
Apparently that makes them the born smokers. Now they do smoke fairly...
...EvaluationArgument: Capital Punishment
Imagine you live in a small eight foot by eight foot cell, with only a bed and toilet. You are only allowed to leave this cell for maybe an hour per day. For the other twenty-three hours, you are stuck in that cell with nothing to occupy your time, and you know you are going to be there for the rest of your life. Now imagine that instead of spending the rest of your life in that cell, you were sentenced to death. You know the alternative. Which would seem more like a punishment: life in prison without the chance to ever leave, or the easy escape of a slow, painless death? Capital punishment is not justice. Capital punishment fails as an effective form of disciplinary action.
Capital punishment is not practiced consistently, and in a 2011 report published by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) it was compared to be as random as being struck by lightning (1). An exceptional amount of factors play a role in whether or not a citizen receives the death penalty, including race, geography, and politics. Race is the most disturbing factor to determine the likelihood of being sentenced to death. The amount of people of death row is not proportionate to the national population of their respective race. For example, while the 2000 census concluded that the United States population is 75.1% white and 12.3% black, it also reported that the national composition of those on death row was 45%...
15 October 2012
Evaluation of the Teleological Argument
The teleological argument argues that the universe must have had a designer, therefore implying the existence of a Supreme Being. This argument strongly relies on observations of the apparent design and orderly complexity within the universe that has existed long before humans inhabited and affected it. Everything is here for a reason, and everything has a purpose. From these main points, the teleological argument claims that the only way that this is possible is through the existence of a thing that is greater than anything else, God.
In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, David Hume writes that “Whatever exists must have a cause or reason of its existence; it being absolutely impossible for any thing to produce itself, or be the cause of its own existence.” He claims that in going through the causes and reasons of each existing thing that we either have to “go on in tracing in tracing an infinite succession, without any ultimate cause at all”, (which Hume states is “absurd”) or we “must at last have recourse to some ultimate cause, that is necessarily existent” (Hume). Even at the most basic level of life, sub-atomic particles, cannot produce themselves; something is necessary for their existence. Hume then states:
What was it, then, which determined Something to exist rather than Nothing, and...
...Argument of Evaluation
For nearly 80 years, debates on the positive and negative side effects of students participating in sports while in school, have grown and have been the basis of many studies. These studies have brought forth much insight on the physical, social, and educational influences on student-athletes. Along with physical strength and endurance, the participation in high school sports also improves math skills, increases focus, develops leadership, builds a competitive nature, and develops many social skills, like interaction, communication, collective thinking, and self-confidence, just to name a few. So many people are concerned about the declining focus of students and their studies, leading to higher drop out rates and a not so bright future for everyone. There's a simple fix, get kids involved in sports.
A study by the U.S. Department of Education reveals that the students who participate in extra-curricular activities, like playing sports, are three times more likely to have a grade point average of 3.0 or better than those students that do not. ...
According to most High School Athletic Associations, to be eligible for tryouts, practices, or participation in athletic contests, a player must be under the age of 19, have 85% attendance of the previous semester, earn passing grades in five subjects, and have an overall cumulative grade point average of 1.5 or above. With so many requirements, a student-athlete doesnt...
As a part of academic curriculum for Business Operation Management set by Southern Institute of Technology I am submitting this paper on self evaluation of my understanding about Business Knowledge, Personal values, beliefs, attitudes and other relevant skills which are required or will be useful in setting up my own venture after successful completion of my course. I would like to evaluate my skills vis-à-vis the requirements and demands of the venture that I have planned i:e a service firm offering domestic services in Pune (City from Maharashtra state of INDIA); atyourservices.com.
Structure of the study
As per the constraints regarding the word limit and provided evaluation parameters this paper is further divided into four sub parts whish are as described below:
First part: This part gives brief introduction to the intended venture.
Second part: This part will explain and evaluate the skills or characteristics covered in the provided self employment test (Appendix I)
Third part: In this part I will discuss my ratings in the allied skills or characteristics
Fourth part: I will put forward my findings in this part.
In this process of evaluation I would try to figure out the areas where I am lacking and in fourth and final part of this paper I will provide some suggestion for improvement in those areas. Image 1. Shows the exact structure of this paper:
About my Venture
This company is...
...for individual insurance for their employees. Advancements are based on your dedication; what you put into the company is what you receive. The more customers that you help make sales, the more money you will make. This company has few management positions, but should one become available they do hire from within. However, financially working for this company may not add up to all positives. The government is trying to enforce many laws about tanning which is hurting the industry. The past years attendance to tanning conventions has been on the decline. It’s hard to determine what the future will hold. | • Accessories and Apparel
• Salon Supplies
• Lamps & Parts
• Tanning Beds |
Business Communications II
Four Seasons Sales and Service |...