PHI Week 3 Discussion

Understanding and Analyzing Arguments”  Read the Webtext material for week 3. Then, watch both videos provided in the Instructor Insights for Week 3. And finally, please respond to the following:

  • Explain the meaning of the term ‘argument’ in logic. How does it differ from the second meaning of the term that we commonly use? (Don’t forget to provide your references! Make sure to carefully watch the videos and to refer to them!)
  • Use the Internet to search for an example of an argument in the media, or present an argument you encountered in your daily life. Explain the example: what are the argument’s two parts? Is it a good argument? How can you assess it?

In your replies to classmates, discuss the classmate’s argument: is the argument well formulated? What should be changed? How can the argument be assessed?