When most casual readers first skimmed over this article, they might be impressive because they browsed Jeff Jacoby’s essay without thinking and with no doubt. The careless readers might also unconsciously agree with his opinions since his argument seems strong and logical. However, if they read the article again and again with second thought carefully, they will find out that his claim is doubtful since Jacoby uses too much pathos, does not give proper statistics, and lack of giving contrary contend. Although Jeff Jacoby shows many disadvantages and flaws of imprisonment to convince readers of his side, he presents some statements based on his emotion without thinking objective. So, I should argue that Jacoby uses too many his own feelings about the dissatisfaction of imprisonment, which makes his claim weak and not credible.
“…bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” The distinction between bullshit and a lie is at times very clear, but it also can be hard to identify. Bullshit is not a lie, and a lie is not bullshit, even though both are considered to be deceitful and insincere. Harry Frankfurt wrote his essay entitled “On Bullshit”, and through reading and analyzing his writing, his position on which is problematic (lying or bullshitting) becomes clear. Near the end of his essay, Frankfurt states, “Thus the production of bullshit is stimulated whenever a person’s obligations or opportunities to speak about some topic are more extensive than his knowledge of the facts that are relevant to that topic” (Frankfurt, On Bullshit, 99). Bullshit is a double-deceit towards a person, because you are hiding the fact that you do not know the information about a topic, and you are spouting out information which you are not 100% sure of, and claiming as if you know enough to hold a conversation.
The last three terms are also important but not always necessary. In the article “American Value Systems” by Richard D. Rieke and Malcolm O. Sillars, I found great use of the Toulmin model when understanding their argument with each individual value system. In their article they did a great job by not generalizing the American population by using the term ‘everyone’ which could possibly offend readers and having them judge from the beginning. The article speaks of six value systems but clearly states in the opening paragraphs that “broad social categories” are defined, also, both groups and individuals will be found outside of these systems or may use certain qualities of one or more value systems and combine them to create their own. The value systems defined are The Puritan-Pioneer-Peasant Value System, The Enlightenment Value System, The Progressive Value System, The Transcendental Value System, The Personal Success Value System and The Collectivist Value System.
I thought to myself, “how could a man whose treatises have defined the way we think to this day call others out for dictating the thoughts of others when all of his teaching have been equally as persuasive?” But as I dug deeper into the reading I realized that the reason he despised persuading the middle and lower class citizens was because he believed that they were easily persuadable, and not capable of true intellectual thought. Although the argument may be made that he was simply looking out for the middle class, I believe that his argument greatly underestimates the human ability to do what is right, and not what is necessarily the easiest
It was split in this way because it’s a novel that deals with a person’s development or to an extent their spiritual education therefore there is no need to go over these main four parts. 5. There are several themes addressed in the novel such as Murder, since Grenouille is a murderer, greed since everyone wants to take advantage of Grenouille’s talent, acceptance as people seem to disregard Grenouille since his different also themes such as black humor and hatred of humanity. 6. Personally I don’t think Grenouille is immoral, rather amoral but the things he does are immoral.
Being honest about ones problem can help with another person misery. Teens and adult tend to feel embarrassed about any medical condition and for that they lean towards lying about how they feel but not Nancy Mair. Nancy Mair, author of “On Being a Cripple,” talked about her experience with having MS and her true feelings about her disabilty. In her essay she points out the pros and cons of the problems that she goes through and how the disease can change some people actions in their everyday life. Mairs even goes as far to say that, “Because I hate being crippled, I sometimes hate myself for being a cripple.
The context of the text is also more appealing to me: talking about the positive and good things about social media rather than scaremongering and causing dread in just the simple use of them. I also prefer the basic white background with black text rather than the colourful background because it’s a bit distracting and it doesn’t add anything to the text itself. Also the text in the leaflet seems to be comprised mainly of facts and statistics which do not appeal to me nor do they sway my current opinion of social networking as a whole. The leaflet being in leaflet form however is the biggest reason that it doesn’t appeal me. If it were in a form of a website it could perhaps be more enticing and more appealing to me, but alas it is not.
“Instead, he developed an unsentimental compassion for whites so trapped by their fear that they are deeply alienated from their true selves (Jon, 3)”. What he did, in my opinion, was to understand white people to pin point where such hatred generated from. Early in his career, Baldwin had decided to explore the question of what makes white supremacy so persistent. “He came to see that the question of skin color is really the question of the self. Racism is the site of deeper struggles.
He does this in an attempt to soften the people of Maycomb and make them think in a non-racist way. In the real world, there are several examples of people buying into an assumption and believing it even though it contradicts their morals. This is called stereotyping in the real world. Stereotyping is when a person lacks information about a person or group of people, and creates a usually false piece of information to fill the abyss that is the lack of knowledge. A plethora of stereotypes exist in the world, all of which are perfect examples of the stereotyping Mr. Gilmer did in the Tom Robinson trial, saying that all blacks lie.
Ingraham then proceeds to conclude the literature review by stating that there is no conclusive agreement in the body of literature dealing with the impact of race on consulting. The conclusion produced about the literature dealing with MSC is so that the body of knowledge is too small and that there is a need to produce a framework and conduct empirical research. Although the previous conclusion could be taken as a truism and a catch phrase. Also the fact that the article is very well supported except for its main area of focus leads to the conclusion that more research is needed (the author referencing her own older works shows that the body of knowledge is indeed small). As for the procedures in the article itself, there seems to be an over-reliance on anecdotal evidence, with the argument being supported with stories about one person or with hypothetical situation.