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Table Of Contents

Matters of Language
Matters of Fact
Matters of Value
Chapter Highlights
Chapter 2: Slogans
Defining Slogans
Slogans Mean Something But…
Slogans in Motto Form
The Humpty Dumpty Principle -- power through slogans
A Procedure
Test Yourself
Chapter 3: Reification
Reification and the Analysis of Disputes
Chapter 4: Definitions & Controversy
Implicit Definitions
Programmatic Definitions
Chapter 5: Pseudo-Solutions
Evaluating Solution Proposals
Chapter 6: Name Calling
Ad Hominem
Delegitimization: presenting value judgments as facts
Is Linguistic Bullying and Domination Involved?
Chapter 7: Reason and Logic in Disputes
An Informal Model
The Syllogism
Validity and Soundness
Enthymemes
Common Errors in Argument
Other Related Chapters in This Text
Keywords for Further Data Base Search
Chapter 8: Presuppositions
The Vulnerability Of Argument
Chapter 9: The Nature of Consensus
Two Dimensions of Consensus
The Risks of Clarity
Span of Consensus
The Analytic Procedure
Chapter 10: The Nature of "Society"
The Two Step Procedure
Chapter 11: Feelings, Facts and Logic
More About Loaded Language
Chapter 12: Authority
Chapter 13: Operationalizing
Review Activity
Chapter 14: Inquiry Blockers
Simple Inquiry-blockers
Chapter 15: Fact and Value
Fact and authority
Is sense-experience the basic authority?
Procedure for Section I:
Section II. Does Evaluation Imply a Commitment?
Procedure for Section II
When disputants gives an evaluation; consider whether:
For Further Consideration
Chapter 16: Benefits and Costs
Divisible and Indivisible Benefits
Absolute and Positional Benefits
Chapter 17: Responsibility
Why Assumptions About Responsibility Are Important
Chapter 18: Why Disputes Continue
Appendix A: Basic Library Research
Basic Library Research
Creating A Search Strategy
Searching Databases
Appendix B: Visualizing Structures of Thought with Venn Diagrams
The Relationship Between Venns and Syllogistic Arguments
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Analyzing Controversy

Analyzing Controversy

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A manual of Sources, Forms and Solution Methods for Dealing with Controversy. Deal with implementation difficulties caused by vague sloganeering. Use consistent approaches to dealing with value conflicts. Avoid confusions among meanings, facts and values.
Presentation graphics of main topics in each chapter available on Scribd as "Study Guide for Analyzing Controversy."
A manual of Sources, Forms and Solution Methods for Dealing with Controversy. Deal with implementation difficulties caused by vague sloganeering. Use consistent approaches to dealing with value conflicts. Avoid confusions among meanings, facts and values.
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