I’m working on a social science discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Every day we engage in arguments. This is another instance where defining our words is important. When we talk about critical thinking, the “arguments” we refer to are not the conflicts or squabbles we have with others in daily interactions. In critical thinking, arguments are acts of persuading others about the value of an action or point of view. Whether we want to convince someone to join our view, or they want us to agree with them, the exchange, or argument, is a place where the use of critical thinking is beneficial.
When we decide to be persuasive we are using an argument, and we use either inductive or deductive reasoning. Do you know the difference between the two and when to use each option?
- Describe two factors we should consider when evaluating an argument ( Why are they important?)
- Describe in your own words how inductive and deductive arguments are different.
- After reading the facial recognition articles what did you think about the things you considered in reading these articles related to currency of the information, reliability and accuracy, the sources, and the purpose of the articles?