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By Patrick J. Hurley

Tens of millions of scholars have discovered to be extra discerning at developing and comparing arguments with the aid of Patrick J. Hurley. Hurley's lucid, pleasant, but thorough presentation has made A CONCISE advent TO common sense the main familiar good judgment textual content in North the USA. additionally, the book's accompanying technological assets, corresponding to CengageNOW and studying good judgment, comprise interactive workouts in addition to video and audio clips to augment what you learn within the publication and listen to in school. in brief, you will have all of the guidance you want to develop into a extra logical philosopher and communicator.

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The stakes in whistleblowing are high. Take the nurse who alleges that physicians enrich themselves in her hospital through unnecessary surgery; the engineer who discloses safety defects in the braking systems of a fleet of new rapid-transit vehicles; the Defense Department official who alerts Congress to military graft and overspending: all know that they pose a threat to those whom they denounce and that their own careers may be at risk. (Sissela Bok, "Whistleblowing and Professional Responsibility") 10 23.

Punishment, when speedy and specific, may suppress undesirable behavior, but it cannot teach or encourage desirable alternatives. Therefore, it is crucial to use positive techniques to model and reinforce appropriate behavior that the person can use in place of the unacceptable response that has to be suppressed. (Walter Mischel and Harriet Mischel, Essentials of Psychology) 11. Profit serves a very crucial function in a free enterprise economy, such as our own. High profits are the signal that consumers want more of the output of the industry.

Thus, the passage can be correctly interpreted as both an explanation and an argument. Perhaps the greatest problem confronting the effort to distinguish explanations from arguments lies in determining whether something is an accepted matter of fact. Obviously, what is accepted by one person may not be accepted by another. Thus, the effort often involves determining which person or group of people the passage is directed to—the intended audience. ) will decide the issue. But when the passage is taken totally out of context, ascertaining the source may prove impossible.

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