Counter argument

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This paper assignment expands upon your Week One Assignment and prepares you for the Final Paper. The expansion is to learn to improve one’s argument after investigating and fairly representing the opposite point of view. The main new tasks are to revise your previous argument created in Week One, to present a counterargument (an argument for a contrary conclusion), and to develop an objection to your original argument.

Here are the steps to prepare to write the counterargument paper:

  • Begin reviewing your previous paper paying particular attention to suggestions for improvement made by your instructor.
  • Revise your argument, improving it as much as possible, accounting for any suggestions and in light of further material you have learned in the course. If your argument is inductive, make sure that it is strong. If your argument is deductive, make sure that it is valid.
  • Construct what you take to be the strongest possible argument for a conclusion contrary to the one you argued for in your Week One paper. This is your counterargument. This should be based on careful thought and appropriate research.
  • Consider the primary points of disagreement between the point of view of your original argument and that of the counterargument.
  • Think about what you take to be the strongest objection to your original argument and how you might answer the objection while being fair to both sides. Search in the Ashford University Library for quality academic sources that support some aspect of your argument or counterargument.

In your paper,

  • Present a revised argument in standard form, with each premise and the conclusion on a separate line.
  • Present a counterargument in standard form, with each premise and the conclusion on a separate line.
  • Provide support for each premise of your counterargument. Clarify the meaning of the premise and supporting evidence for the premise.
    • Pay special attention to those premises that could be seen as controversial. Evidence may include academic research sources, supporting arguments, or other ways of demonstrating the truth of the premise (for more ideas about how to support the truth of premises take a look at the instructor guidance for this week). This section should include at least one scholarly research source. For guidance about how to develop a conclusion see the Ashford Writing Center’s Introductions and Conclusions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Explain how the conclusion of the counterargument follows from its premises. [One paragraph]
  • Discuss the primary points of disagreement between sincere and intelligent proponents of both sides. [One to two paragraphs]
    • For example, you might list any premises or background assumptions on which you think such proponents would disagree and briefly state what you see as the source of the disagreement, you could give a brief explanation of any reasoning that you think each side would find objectionable, or you could do a combination of these.
  • Present the best objection to your original argument. Clearly indicate what part of the argument your objection is aimed at, and provide a paragraph of supporting evidence for the objection. Reference at least one scholarly research source. [One to two paragraphs]
    • See the “Practicing Effective Criticism” section of Chapter 9 of your primary textbook for more information about how to present an objection.

For further instruction on how to create arguments, see the How to Construct a Valid Main Argument (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Tips for Creating an Inductively Strong Argument (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. documents as well as the video Constructing Valid Arguments (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

For an example of how to complete this paper, take a look at the following Week Three Annotated Example (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Let your instructor know if you have questions about how to complete this paper.

Surname 1 Name Institution Course Date Healthcare Services Torture is illegal in all situation. Torture is the action of inflicting deep pain or suffering on someone without their will. Torture is done with the aim of making sure that person subjected to the torture can give some information after giving up on the problem. Torture makes one grow fear through the pain that is experienced. This method is used in making interrogations by special government security agents or by terrorist persuading a victim kidnapped to provide information through causing a lot of pain and stress to their physical body or their psychological status. Torture is a brutal way used in getting information. Use of ticking bombs by the terrorist is an act of cruelty with the aim of getting information these are wrong because it the torture is only meant for providing data without taking into consideration the importance of human life factor as some torture could lead to death. Torture is immoral these is because there is no any particular situation where you would compare human life with kind of information as it promotes an exchange of human life value with the information required trying to insinuate that info is much critical than some of the human costs which can never be right. Torture is illegal as it's prohibited under the international law under any situation, for torture to take place there must be the sense of brutalism which requires provoking of one’s psychological state. That may have both short and long-term effect like these observed by ex- Surname 2 prisoners and family members who are abused by torture staying depressed by feeling guilty and betrayed. Pain actually provides wrong intelligence as victim’s information cannot be given a guarantee of truthiness as they can say anything to save themselves. Impact of torture is perceived differently according to the victims coping up strategies, social circumstance and cultural backgrounds.

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School: UC Berkeley

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Is the use of Torture Morally Wrong?

Is Use of Torture Morally Wrong?

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Is the use of Torture Morally Wrong?
Is Use of Torture Morally Wrong?

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Running Head: Is Use of Torture Morally Wrong?

Is Use of Torture Morally Wrong?

Student name:
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Is Use of Torture Morally Wrong?

Is Use of Torture Morally Wrong?
Premise 1: Torture is a method use to obtain information from individu...

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Awesome! Exactly what I wanted.

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