Intro to Evaluative Arguments. Stasis Theory: Part II. Toulmin Arguments . The Toulmin system is a way of schematizing your arguments. It helps you to think through the assumptions underlying your assertions. Enthymemes .
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Stasis Theory: Part II
The Toulmin system is a way of schematizing your arguments. It helps you to think through the assumptions underlying your assertions.
The heart of the Toulmin argument is the enthymeme. This is a sentence comprised of a claim and a reason.
EX: “Superman is a good superhero because he is very strong.”
Claim = Superman is a good superhero
Reason = because he is very strong.
- A good Y meets criteria A, B & C
- X meets the criteria A, B & C
- Therefore X is a good Y
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