COM362 WEEK 1 DISCUSSION 1 & 2 LATEST 2018 MARCH DQ 1 ARISTOTLE DESCRIBED ARGUME

COM362 Week

1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 March
dq 1
Aristotle described
argumentation as the following: “For to a certain extent all men attempt
to discuss statements and to maintain them, to defend themselves, and to attack
others.” Aristotle’s description of argumentation represents his view of
how argumentation is a part of who we are as human beings. Do you agree or
disagree with Aristotle’s viewpoint? Explain why. How has his viewpoint played
a significant role in the historical development of argumentation?

dq 2
Find a blog that
presents and defends an argument within the post. Write a paragraph evaluating
the arguments as either inductive or deductive. Provide the blog link in your
paragraph response. Why do you think identifying these different elements are
important?

COM362 Week
2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 March
dq 1
When watching or reading
the news, what fallacies do you see other people make most often?

dq 2
Identify a fallacy you
used in a recent discussion with another person. Why did you use that fallacy
and how can you address the concern without use of the fallacy?

COM362 Week
3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 March
dq 1

Find an example in
society of a dispute that is (1) based on the ambiguity of language and (2) is
not a genuine dispute. Point out the differences and propose how to resolve the
dispute.

dq 2

Take a term that is
related to a social issue you are personally interested in and clearly define
it. For example, defining a right vs. a privilege in the debates on health
care. Comment on another students post by seeing if you can find an exception
that is excluded from the definition given.

COM362 Week
4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 March
dq 1

Exmine an argument made
in public and translate it to show the categorical propositions and conclusion.
Does the conclusion follow from the premises? Why or why not? Second, if their
premises are true what else can you infer? Analyze another students post.
dq 2

As you are learning
about propositions and contradictions, write out a view that you hold on a
social issue in propositional form. What is the contradiction to your view?
Identify a group that advocates the contradictory view.

COM362 Week
5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 March
dq 1

Using an argument and
organization, create the logical contradiction of it. Be sure to properly label
the quality and quantity of the propositions.
dq 2
How would you
communicate with someone that holds a different view than yourself in a way
that is logically sound but does not deny the human dignity of the other
person?

COM362 Week
6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 March
dq 1

Why is it important to
understand how a syllogism functions when it comes to doing advocacy work?
dq 2

Provide an argument in
affirmation of the topic: It is better to protect privacy over security. Your
response should be at least 250 words long and include at least one source
found using resources available from the school’s library.

COM362 Week
7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 March
dq 1

Research an argument in
the realm of apologetics and evaluate the syllogism given (e.g., the
transcended argument for the existence of God).
dq 2
Find an argument against
a position you hold. This can be in the realm of politics, religion, art, etc.
Identify the form of the argument and state whether it is valid or invalid.
Then, provide a response.COM362 Week
8 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 March

dq 1
When it says to
construct and ethical argument, what do you consider that to mean? Explain and
discuss with other whether there are objective or subjective standards for
ethical arguments.

dq 2
Find an outside source
that argues for some ethical standards in argumentation. Place it in a
syllogism and evaluate its position. Comment on another students post.

COM362 Week
1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 Marchdq 1Aristotle described
argumentation as the following: “For to a certain extent all men attempt
to discuss statements and to maintain them, to defend themselves, and to attack
others.” Aristotle’s description of argumentation represents his view of
how argumentation is a part of who we are as human beings. Do you agree or
disagree with Aristotle’s viewpoint? Explain why. How has his viewpoint played
a significant role in the historical development of argumentation?dq 2Find a blog that
presents and defends an argument within the post. Write a paragraph evaluating
the arguments as either inductive or deductive. Provide the blog link in your
paragraph response. Why do you think identifying these different elements are
important?COM362 Week
2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 Marchdq 1When watching or reading
the news, what fallacies do you see other people make most often?dq 2Identify a fallacy you
used in a recent discussion with another person. Why did you use that fallacy
and how can you address the concern without use of the fallacy?COM362 Week
3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 Marchdq 1Find an example in
society of a dispute that is (1) based on the ambiguity of language and (2) is
not a genuine dispute. Point out the differences and propose how to resolve the
dispute.dq 2Take a term that is
related to a social issue you are personally interested in and clearly define
it. For example, defining a right vs. a privilege in the debates on health
care. Comment on another students post by seeing if you can find an exception
that is excluded from the definition given.COM362 Week
4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 Marchdq 1Exmine an argument made
in public and translate it to show the categorical propositions and conclusion.
Does the conclusion follow from the premises? Why or why not? Second, if their
premises are true what else can you infer? Analyze another students post.dq 2As you are learning
about propositions and contradictions, write out a view that you hold on a
social issue in propositional form. What is the contradiction to your view?
Identify a group that advocates the contradictory view.COM362 Week
5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 Marchdq 1Using an argument and
organization, create the logical contradiction of it. Be sure to properly label
the quality and quantity of the propositions.dq 2How would you
communicate with someone that holds a different view than yourself in a way
that is logically sound but does not deny the human dignity of the other
person?COM362 Week
6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 Marchdq 1Why is it important to
understand how a syllogism functions when it comes to doing advocacy work?dq 2Provide an argument in
affirmation of the topic: It is better to protect privacy over security. Your
response should be at least 250 words long and include at least one source
found using resources available from the school’s library.COM362 Week
7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 Marchdq 1Research an argument in
the realm of apologetics and evaluate the syllogism given (e.g., the
transcended argument for the existence of God).dq 2Find an argument against
a position you hold. This can be in the realm of politics, religion, art, etc.
Identify the form of the argument and state whether it is valid or invalid.
Then, provide a response.COM362 Week
8 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2018 Marchdq 1When it says to
construct and ethical argument, what do you consider that to mean? Explain and
discuss with other whether there are objective or subjective standards for
ethical arguments.dq 2Find an outside source
that argues for some ethical standards in argumentation. Place it in a
syllogism and evaluate its position. Comment on another students post.

 

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