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Modes Of Reasoning
MODR 1760

May 13 Way to identify an issue?  Is there a question Modus ponens Modus tollens  Language is communication designed to facilitate the use of various types of discourse (informational discourse, interrogative discourse, imperative discourse, emotive discourse, normative discourse/evaluative discourse, performative discourse, narrative discourse, ceremonial discourse (etiquette)) among users.  All language is oral it depends on how you say it 1. Emotive/inform 2. Normative/evaluative 3. Emotive 4. Informational  Conceptual words (good, success, failure, justice, fairness, etc.)  Reference are things what words refer to  Connotation are the communal meaning that are assigned to words Vagueness is a problem with natural language where certain words, term, and expressions can have a variety of meaning/connotations and it is not clear which one/s is/are at issue. Ambiguity is a problem with natural language where certain words, terms, and expressions can have a variety or meanings/connotations and it is clear within a limited range which one/s is/are at issue. Euphemisms are words that are nice sounding. Double-speak is language that sends two meanings at the same time.  E.g., no evidence that harmful but also no evidence that is harmless Codeless: jargon, inten
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