COMM 335 - McGaan
Practice Exercises 5
Label or create the grounds, claim and warrant for each of the following arguments. You may have to infer some parts of the argument. (Make your choice of warrant as general as you can for the example given.) Also, label the type of reasoning at work (e.g. sign, cause, analogy, etc.) in the warrant you use.
1. The overthrow of the elected president,
police violence against protesters, and frequent political assassinations
indicate that a nation has significant violations of human rights.
2. When the U.S. fails to take strong action
against a dictatorship, I conclude that the U.S. is, in part, responsible for
its continued existence.
3. There is little reason to believe that
embargos against Iran will work since, in the case of sanctions
against Iraq after the invasion of Kuwait, other nations moved in to replace
4. The administration has no desire to take
control of oil producing countries as shown by statements of State Department officials.
5. If a country's economy is damaged by
economic sanctions seriously enough to make the government consider resigning,
then surely the damage will have a very severe effect on
the common people.
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