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Transcript of Class Presentation
Reasons or sets of reasons
about an action being right/wrong
belief/passion about reasons
geared at the audience
addresses potential counterarguments
idea or story believed by many people
told in ancient culture to explain practice, belief, or natural occurrence
unfolds worldview of people
unfolds false notion
its age and versions give it importance
Report Of Fact
Report of Fiction
Things that Work
connects comic myth to familiar archetypes and rituals
explains a perspective on love
explains accepted conditions of human nature, love, soul-mates
hard to contradict premises
hard to say anything about validity
Things that Don't Work
comedic atmosphere may not take the moral of the story seriously
the absurdity of the myth itself may not be too convincing
imaginative, wild myth rather than a speech
Question: Does Aristophanes' Myth function as an effective form of Argument?
How does an Argument compare to these other forms?
What are Features of an Argument?
transparent validity- whether some collection of propositions immediately entails some specific proposition.
good quality of premises
Where does Aristophanes's Speech Fit In?
No transparent Validity