It is a race based paper but my professor wants our topics to be phrased in an argument. So I guess an example would be, "Asian people are smarter than everyone else". (just an example, not trying to start anything)That's a new type of argument that I am unfamiliar with. Can you elaborate?
Good advice. I was thinking about centering my paper around how I believe racism is a term thrown around too lightly now. I could back this up by bringing up certain circumstances where you can be called a racist, and then create an argument against it. Im just struggling to believe I can write a quality 6 page paper with this topic. He likes our thesis to outline the rest of the paper so he can follow the argument, and I dont know how I would organize my thesis with this topic. Although, I havent started yet so I might be able to figure it out as I research.OK, so do you know about standard methods of constructing an argument?
Like a deductive argument is one where you start with certain premises and by applying logical processes, arrive at a conclusion.
Maybe an inductive argument would work better, where you assume the truth of the conclusion, and try to find the absence of a contradiction.
You need to avoid logical fallacies, both formal and informal, in constructing those arguments.
This sounds like a hard assignment, and I don't envy you for having to do it.
I disagree. My tactics on this subject have been to take it so far over the top of sounding wrong that it's impossible for anyone to take me serious then play on the where, why and who sets the lines of acceptability or not gets drawn relating to it for the win.Say things politically correct, whether you agree with it or not.
I couldn't find in that list a fallacy that seems relevant here. It is something like "borrowing authority" by claiming, "everybody" believes a premise.
I don't think there is a claim of completeness on wiki pages, but I agree that it should be in the list if it is not already there in another guise.I couldn't find in that list a fallacy that seems relevant here. It is something like "borrowing authority" by claiming, "everybody" believes a premise.
"If (the undefined) everybody believes it, it must be true." or
"My position is heavily supported by popular belief ." or, "A million people can't be wrong."
On the subject of racial beliefs, a million people can be wrong, and I think this is a major consideration for this assignment.
I'm not complaining about Wiki. I just wanted to bring into consideration the fallacy which I think is most relevant for this assignment.I don't think there is a claim of completeness on wiki pages, but I agree that it should be in the list if it is not already there in another guise.
Ever spent time in Japan or know a white guy that has? Most white guys don't know much about discrimination, so this would be an interesting study.I cant seem to find a racial argument that is broad enough to cover 6-8 pages. If any of you can help me brainstorm ideas I would really appreciate it.
I spent a week in Japan in 1974 as the sole representative of my company. The Mitsui trading company was interested in having us do a kata-kana data entry terminal for the Japanese market. One of the engineers invited me to his home for dinner. It was an hour from downtown Tokyo by train. The locals who boarded the train along the way, were none too happy about being shoulder to shoulder, with a round eyed occidental. As their conversation was obviously directed at me, I could see my friend's face taking on a distinct red color. When I asked him what was being said, he answered that he was too ashamed to repeat it. I felt his pain because I was powerless to do anything since I neither understood nor spoke Japanese. I just smiled and nodded my head. I'm not sure what they thought I was doing.Ever spent time in Japan or know a white guy that has? Most white guys don't know much about discrimination, so this would be an interesting study.
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