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Lab Two : Argumentation , Statements and Inference September 8, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — michellemcmanus @ 12:53 am

Article One Analysis

http://www.hoshuha.com/articles/deathpenalty.html

While reading this article , it helped to explain why the death penalty was morally right and gave reasons as to why those who believe that the death penalty is morally wrong , are not actually looking at the facts . The author was using deductive reasoning in his or her argument because he or she uses general to specific statements . The author first states that morality is defined by the prinicples of right and wrong . Then the author states that the point of the death penalty is not to see how much pain can be unleashed on the murderer but to bring the murderer to justice.  At the end of the article , the author makes the specific statement that murderers are not innocent people fighting for their lives; that statement describes their victims.

1.Morality is defined by the principles of right and wrong

2.The death penalty is not to see how much pain can be unleashed on the murderer but to bring the murderer to justice

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3.Murderers are not innocent people fighting fot their lives ; that statement describes their victims.

Article Two Analysis

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-against-capital-punishment-death-penalty.html

This article was basically just a list of  why the person was aganist the death penalty . The author was using inductive reasoning in his or her argument because he or she used specific to general statements. The author first states that the death penalty is over ruling the right to life . Then the author states that we can not hold murderers fully responisble for their crimes. At the end of this article , the author makes the general statement that the death penalty is a moral dishonor.

1.The death penalty is over ruling the right to life.

2.We cannot hold murderers fully responisble for their crimes

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3.The death penalty  is a moral dishonor

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