The General of our argument in the service of persuasion. We marshall our forces via the canon of Arrangement. It includes: Exordium Narratio Divisionem Propositio Enumeratio Confirmatio Refutatio Conclusionem with…
Following the divisionem, which has posed a problem statement, we proceed to the theoretical position of the rhetoric. This is likely to become the Thesis. The quality of the thesis…
The quality of the thesis is that it of particulars, as opposed to the more universal position of an hypothesis. This amounts to recommending a specific course of action in a political speech, assigning blame in a forensic speech, or identifying the quality to be praised in an epideictic speech.
What conditions are in effect? a fortiori What comes first? a priori – in time or causation. What happened immediately before and after X? causation – a posteriori did _…
- What conditions are in effect? a fortiori
- What comes first? a priori – in time or causation.
- What happened immediately before and after X? causation – a posteriori
- did _ cause _? modus ponens/modus tollens
- If _ is true, what cannot be true? contradiction (square of opposition)
- Are _ and _ mutually exclusive, or can they coexist? contrariety (square of opposition)
- What were/would be the effects if the choice is affirmative?
- What were/would be the effects if the choice is negative
- Final Cause
- Efficient Cause
- Sufficient and Necessary Cause
- The knowable and unknowable — aporia
The laws of reason bound the possibilities of inference.
The activities of human reason:
- Simple Apprehension – Term
- sense perception – perception
- image – imagination
- abstraction – intuition
- Judgement – Proposition
- a connection of abstractions
- logical relationship of ideas
- truth or falsehood
- Inference – Conclusion
- deductive – universal
- inductive – particular
Formal Logic provides validity of an argument (terms, propositions and conclusions) as to their proper connection.
Material Logic examines the content of terms.
Research Plan I – Friday Week 6 The research plan will eventually evolve into the arguments and grammatical material (logic and grammar) of the Thesis. Beginning with an invention sheet…
Research Plan I – Friday Week 6
The research plan will eventually evolve into the arguments and grammatical material (logic and grammar) of the Thesis. Beginning with an invention sheet based on the Working Hypothesis, the student conducts an ‘A.N.I’ (affirmative, negative, interesting) assessment based on the Five Common Topics. These results, mostly questions, will indicate the direction of research.
The Five Common Topics are:
Arrange your questions by these categories, approaching each as a positive, a negative, and an ‘interesting’ aspect of the question.