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Argument Lecture

Uses Spy/spying as definition example, and ends with Dan Ariely

Isabel Sperry

on 9 February 2017

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Transcript of Argument Lecture

Persuasion-to win over
A form of peruasion that relies on logic
Procedures in sound arguments:
Make sure your reader understands what you mean by the important terms you use.
by synonym
by example
stipulative definition
Inductive Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning
Examples of evidence
Real Events
Invented instances
Disinterested source
Adequate Sample
Recent Data
How many factors evaluated
Are stats open to other interpretations
Going from specifics to general conclusions.
Every day I wake up in the morning and the Earth is still here
This means, the Earth will always be here.
(Probability is the issue in the above statement rather than certainty.)
Deductive Reasoning: Going from general principles to specific conclusions. Often stated as a syllogism.
All human beings are mortal.
Socrates is a man.
Socrates is mortal.
To test the soundness of a syllogism:
If Premise 1 + Premise 2 = Conclusion (Valid Syllogism)
Are both premises true?
Dead men don't move.
This man is not moving.
This man is dead.
To Spy
to observe secretively or furtively with hostile intent (often followed by on or upon ).
to act as a spy; engage in espionage.
to be on the lookout; keep watch.
to search for or examine something closely or carefully. (From Dictionary.com)
Spy (Bug)
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: listen to without permission
Synonyms: eavesdrop, listen in, overhear, spy, tap, wiretap (Dictionary.com thesaurus)
Tracking where your teen goes online is like reading his or her personal diary.
Published on Sep 14, 2012

Dan Ariely, one of the world's leading voices on human motivation and behaviour is the latest big thinker to get the RSA Animate treatment.

The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to driving social progress and spreading world-changing ideas. For more information about the RSA, visit http://www.thersa.org
Dan Ariely is the author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational. He is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, with appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine. Dan earned one PhD in cognitive psychology and another PhD in business administration. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Business 2.0, Scientific American, and Science. Dan has appeared on CNN and CNBC, and is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's Marketplace. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.
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