Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Toulmin
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Toulmin

1,748
views

Published on

Toulmin Theory of Argumentation

Toulmin Theory of Argumentation

Published in: Education, Automotive, Sports

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,748
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
28
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Constructing an argument
    Toulmin Style
  • 2. What car should we buy?
  • 3. Enthymeme 1
    We should buy this Geo Metro because it is extremely economical.
  • 4. Enthymeme 2
    We should buy this used Volvo because it is very safe.
  • 5. Enthymeme 3
    We should buy this Ford Falcon because it is red.
  • 6. We should buy this Geo Metro because it is extremely economical.
    Assumption
    Economy is the major criterion we should use when buying a car.
  • 7. We should buy this used Volvo because it is very safe.
    Assumption
    ?
  • 8. We should buy this Ford Falcon because it is red.
    Assumption
    ?
  • 9. Support or Refute
    Criterion
    reason
    or
  • 10. Economy is the major criterion we should use when buying a car.
    Assumption
    We should buy this Geo Metro because it is extremely economical.
    Reason
  • 11. Toulmin Terminology
    We should buy this used Volvo.
    Claim
    Reason
    It is very safe.
    We should buy the car that is the safest.
    Warrant
  • 12. Toulmin Terminology
    Claim
    We should buy this used Volvo.
    It is very safe.
    Reason
    (Support)
    Grounds
    We should buy the car that is the safest.
    Warrant
    (assumption)
    Backing
  • 13. These examples come from the Instructor’s Manuel for Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings by John D. Ramage and John C. Bean, which is available online at the site below:
    http://www.abacon.com/compsite/instructors/conline/toulmin.html

×