Review for Second Rhetoric Exam

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Review for Second Rhetoric Exam

 

Topics

Diagramming arguments

Categorical Statements and Syllogisms

Inductive generalizations (factors that determine strength, random sampling, opinion polls)

Probability (epistemic, relative frequency, a priori)

Language as a social agreement (Locke)

General disputes, merely verbal disputes, apparently verbal disputes

Definitions (lexical, stipulative, précising, theoretical, persuasive)

Things you will be asked to do

Diagram arguments

Use Venn diagrams to evaluate categorical syllogisms

Evaluate the strength of inductive generalizations