11 May What are the relationships between ‘giving an argument’ and ‘having an argument’?
part1 (100-200WORD )
, it is explained that the term ‘argument’ has more than one meaning, and that in critical thinking and logic we are concerned with a more technical meaning, that is, supporting a claim or a conclusion with evidence or premises. This sense of ‘argument’ is different from the sense of ‘having an argument with someone’.
we will explore the differences and relationships between these two very different meanings of ‘argument’.
First: provide an example of the difference between ‘giving an argument’ (in the critical thinking or logical sense of the term) and ‘having an argument with someone’. What is one focused on in the former? What is one focused on in the later? Work together to distinguish these two different meanings of the term ‘argument’
Part 2 (100-200 WORD minimum
Consider the following question: When you are having an argument with someone–for instance, with a spouse about some personal matter, a customer service rep about a sales return, your boss about job performance, or with an acquaintance about a political issue–do you also ‘give arguments’
What are the relationships between ‘giving an argument’ and ‘having an argument’?
Reflect on the difference between these ideas and contexts–when one ‘has an argument’ should one also be ‘giving arguments’? Why?