For this discussion, choose a topic of interest for which you feel you could create a strong argument on both sides or choose from one of the following topics: [See above for List of suggested topics].
In your initial post: (250 to 300 word)
- Present the strongest argument you can on two different sides of your topic. Make sure to put both arguments in standard form, with the premises listed above the conclusion.
- Without taking sides on the issue, consider and discuss two of the following questions: Do these arguments represent the best arguments on each side of the question? What more can we do to better understand those on the both sides of important questions? In what ways can this kind of exercise can help you to look at issues more objectively and fairly? What more can people do to understand the views of those with different perspectives on this and other topics? Do you think that understanding issues as strongly as possible from multiple points of view could promote a better life?
For additional resources :
Watch the following videos:
- Identifying Premises and Conclusions (Links to an external site.)
- What Is an Argument? (Links to an external site.)
- What (Links to an external site.) Is a Good Argument? (Part I) (Links to an external site.)
- What Is a Good Argument?: The Logic Condition (Links to an external site.)
- The Value of Using Standard Form