Presentation on theme: "The Toulmin Method Claim – The argument you wish to prove Qualifiers – Any limits you place on your claim Reasons/Evidence – support for your claim Warrants."— Presentation transcript:
The Toulmin Method Claim – The argument you wish to prove Qualifiers – Any limits you place on your claim Reasons/Evidence – support for your claim Warrants – Underlying assumptions that support your claim Backing – Evidence for warrant My claim is true, to a qualified degree, because of the following reasons, which make sense if you consider the warrant, backed by these additional reasons.
Warrants Don’t eat the mushroom; it’s poisonous. Reason: the mushroom is poisonous Claim: so don’t eat it! Since (Warrant): eating poisonous things is dangerous Identify the warrant: We’d better stop for gas because the gauge has been reading empty for more than thirty miles.
Warrants Pat Robertson has said that President Barack Obama is "pro-Muslim." Earlier this week, The Associated Press reported that the Obama administration had publicly criticized Israel’s plan to build a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem. "This development will only draw condemnation from the international community," an Obama spokesman said. "It also would call into question Israel's ultimate commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement with the Palestinians." On Thursday's episode of Robertson's show, “The 700 Club,” he claimed Obama's criticism stems from an inclination to side with Muslims. “Like it or not, Obama’s pro-Muslim, he just is pro-Muslim because that has been his orientation in his early life,” Robertson said, adding that Obama attended a “Muslim school” while living in Indonesia as a child.