argument identification and analysis

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In this discussion, you will apply the skills of argument identification and analysis to political discourse.

Part 1: In a Republican presidential debate, Senator Marco Rubio said, “For the life of me, I don’t know why we have stigmatized vocational training. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers.” Examine Senator Rubio’s statement and write a short assessment of it. What are the argument’s premises (including hidden premises, if any) and conclusion? Is the argument deductive or inductive? Is it valid/invalid, strong/weak, sound/unsound, or cogent/uncogent?

  1. Stay on topic and make sure that you answer the questions that are asked (believe it or not this is the #1 mistake students make)
  2. Identify the premises, including any hidden (implied) premises and the conclusion (which also may not be explicitly stated)
  3. Reformat the argument so that it flows from the premises to the conclusion
  4. Next, identify if the argument is deductive or inductive use this article from the Start Here Module: Deductive vs Inductive Arguments
  5. Then, assess the truth of each premise
  6. If the argument is deductive discuss the validity of the argument, if the argument is inductive, discuss the strength of the argument
  7. If the argument is deductive discuss the soundness of the argument, if it is inductive discuss its cogency.
  8. Be careful not to mix deductive and inductive terminology


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MrMark
School: Rice University

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Running head: ARGUMENT IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS

Argument Identification and Analysis
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ARGUMENT IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS

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Argument Identification and Analysis
In one of the Republican presidential debates, Senator Marco Rubio said, “For the life of
me, I don’t know why we have stigmatized vocational training. Welders make more money than
philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers.” In argument identification and
analysis, Rubio’s statement can either be valid, sound, deductive, strong or the opposite of these.
Nonetheless, although to a great extent the senator’s statement is empirically invalid, it holds
profound rationality and soundness which strengthens the position of his discourse.
The validity of the statement can only be factually proved. Career facts provide an
undisputed position that careers in philosophy earn much more than those affiliated to vocational
training such as welding. Accor...

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