The Argumentative EnvironmentPresentation Transcript
The Argumentative Environment
The Beginning of Argumentation
Argumentation got started with the Greeks. Ancient Greece was the first country to experiment with people run government which allowed one citizen to sue another without cause. They could sue for money, or property. If the person was a good arguer he/she would win and take over property or money.
People that got really good at arguing were called sophist.
Sophist were intelligent people that taught others how to make a good argument and to convince others that their position should be accepted.