SeanBritt.MakingArguments History

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[++'''{+Another Argument+}'''++]

[++1. If students answer questions in class, then that means that they either understand going on or they care.++]

[++2. Some students answer questions in Computer Science lecture.++]

[++∴ 3. Those students know going on in Computer Science lecture or they care. ++]


[++Is this argument valid?++]




[++'''{+Another Argument+}'''++]

[++1. Good programmers should always choose the most efficient approach to solve any problem. ++]

[++2. Binary searches are more efficient than linear (sequential) searches.++]

[++∴ 3. Good programmers should always choose binary searches over linear (sequential) searches.++]


[++Is this argument valid?++]
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[++'''{+Standard Ethical Argument Structure Template+}'''++]

[++1. Ethical principle (typically containing the word "should"/"ought"/"right", etc)++]

[++2. Statement of a particular case that relates to the principle.++]

[++∴ 3. Makes a conclusion about what "should" be done in the stated case by making a logically valid connection between 1 & 2.++]

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[++'''{+An Example: Should students download textbooks illegally?+}'''++]

[++1. People should make ethical decisions based on what serves their own self-interest (Ethical Egoism).++]

[++2. Pirating textbooks saves students money, which serves students' self-interest.++]

[++∴ 3. According to Ethical Egoism, students SHOULD download textbooks illegally.++]

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[++'''{+Another Example: Should students download textbooks illegally?+}'''++]

[++1. People should make ethical decisions based on what God commands (Divine Command Theory).++]

[++2. Pirating textbooks is stealing, which is a violation of God's commandment "Thou Shalt Not Steal"++]

[++∴ 3. According to Divine Command Theory, students SHOULD NOT download textbooks illegally.++]

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[++'''{+Your Turn!+}'''++]

* [++In the ethical perspective groups you've been working with, use the template above to construct an argument about whether/not students "should" download textbooks illegally based on that ethical perspective...++]

* [++Select a group representative to demonstrate your ethical perspective to the class using your %newwin%[[https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VOQJ-eFHp62K0YpgBL2hGlRc19rIk1Zir5MTxKZtLgI/edit?usp=sharing|slides]] and your group's argument!++]

* [++Share time...++]