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An Introduction to Reasoning by Stephen Toulmin, Richard Rieke, Allan Janik

By Stephen Toulmin, Richard Rieke, Allan Janik

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Anderson is a good neighbor because he maintains his property conscientiously. Prince Charles is the next in line to be king of England because he is the eldest male descendant of the reigning monarch. 2. CLAIMS AND DISCOVERIES 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1 0. 11. 33 The Cardinals have a weak pitching staff; therefore, they will have a slim chance of getting into the playoffs. July is a bad month for trout fishing because trout feed on the fry of other fish during that month. Frost in the coffee-growing regions of the world, short supply in the largest consuming nations, and a desire to flex their economic muscles on the part of the producers will bring about a doubling of the price of coffee in the world market in the next six months.

The boy is trained for his career in many subtle ways; one of the most impor­ tant is rugged (masculine) team sports. His achievement, his stardom, is being part of a winning team. He learns at an early age that he needs other players to make a team and that teammates are valued not on the basis of personal relationships, but on the team's need to win. He also learns to accept team members who do not perform at top level as long as they don't pull him down. This emotional detachment and criteria for selection will be transferred to the corporate management team later in life.

This happens quite regularly in the law courts. At the end of the opening statement by the plaintiff or the prosecutor, the defending attorney may convince the judge that the entire proceedings should come to an end on the spot. To do this, he must convince the judge that the oppos­ ing attorney, who acts in this context as assertor, has given the defense no case to answer: GROUNDS 41 Plaintiff's attorney claims that my client slandered him by accusing him of dishonest business dealings and casting doubt on his paternity.

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