For this discussion, select a social, economic, or moral issue that you disagree with â€” preferably an issue that a friend, family member, or acquaintance endorses. A) How would you approach this person in order to encourage them to give reasons for their position and B) What do you think you could do in order to argue against their position. You don’t have to be specific, but the more details you provide about your strategies, the more helpful this discussion would be for you… Make sure to cite part of this week’s reading (Ch. 11 of Critical Thinking) while also keeping in mind the concepts we learned in Ch. 3 of the Coddling of the American Mind (particularly the discussion on ‘common-enemy identity politics’ and ‘common humanity identity politics’).
Concept: Counter example,Absurd example, counter arguments, explaining the weakness