September 30 , 2013
Assignment #1 was handed back.
*Please note that ( -> ) and ( ) indicates “supports”
In some cases, you have statements that function as sub-conclusion. (*Not included in text.) Some
statements in an argument are sub-conclusions: functioning both as premise and as conclusions.
Statement 1 -> Statement 2
But statement 2 could then be used to support statement 3:
Statement 1 -> Statement 2 -> Statement 3
Thus, Statement 2 is a sub-conclusion. There can be numerous sub-conclusions in an argument.
Ex: Beauty is objective . One reason for this is that there is a wide variety of agreement
about natural beauty. Virtually everyone finds the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and the Rockies to be
beautiful. Furthermore art critics base their judgments of works of art on shared aesthetic principles.
^As seen in the footnotes, this structure is:
Pg94: Driving a car without a seatbelt is dangerous. This goes to show that you are 10 times