Propositions . A proposition is the declarative statement that an advocate intends to support in the argument. Some propositions are stated formally, some are stated informally, and some are implied. Propositions usually answer questions: such as What should be done about inflation?
Stock issues: definition and distinction
Defines what the proposition means and does not mean
Stock Issue: criteria – establishes truth
How do we tell if something is true or not
Stock Issue: application
Arguing that criteria are being met or will be met , so proposition is true