Our tradition of argument goes back to classical Greece when speakers tried to sway fellow voters in the early democratic debates over policy.
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Lewis was a believer in the Old Religion, which at this point has been reduced to cliche. What could be less interesting than hearing that Jesus loves you, or being harangued about sin, or getting promised Heaven, or threatened with Hell? But for some reason, when Lewis writes, the cliches suddenly work.
Sin becomes so revolting you want to take a shower just for having ever engaged in it. When Lewis writes about Heaven you can hear harp music; when he writes about Hell you can smell brimstone. Jordan Peterson is a believer in the New Religion, the one where God is the force for good inside each of us, and all religions are paths to wisdom, and the Bible stories are just guides on how to live our lives.
This is the only thing even more cliched than the Old Religion. But for some reason, when Peterson writes about it, it works. When he says that God is the force for good inside each of us, you can feel that force pulsing through your veins.
When he says the Bible stories are guides to how to live, you feel tempted to change your life goal to fighting Philistines. Philosopher, missing the point. Public intellectual, missing the point. Mythographer, missing the point. About once per news cycle, we get a thinkpiece about how Modern Life Lacks Meaning.
These all go through the same series of tropes. The decline of Religion. The rise of Science. The limitless material abundance of modern society. The fact that in the end all these material goods do not make us happy. If written from the left, something about people trying to use consumer capitalism to fill the gap; if written from the right, something about people trying to use drugs and casual sex.
The vague plea that we get something better than this. The thinkpieces are people pointing out a gap.Aug 29, · Demonstrates the basics of Carl Rogers' theory of cooperative argumentation, contrasting classical Ciceronian argument with an example from Barack Obama's nomination acceptance speech.
In this case, we talk about either anti or pro gun control argument. Cause and effect essay on gun control. In a cause and effect essay, you investigate an event – real-life or hypothetic – and conclude about the results to which this event leads.
A successful Rogerian argument essay structure spends time discussing opposing positions. This is what sets the Rogerian essay apart from other types of papers. Writing such an essay requires being able to see both sides of an issue while still asserting a specific viewpoint regarding your subject matter.
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The Rogerian essay is named for the type of argument it makes–the Rogerian argument named after psychologist Carl Rogers. He believed that the key to effective communication lies in each side’s ability to negotiate differences in order to better understand each other.
How to Write a Rogerian Essay: Quick Tips to Keep in Mind. Don’t Be. Sample Rogerian Argument Now that you have had the chance to learn about Rogerian arguments, it’s time to see what a Rogerian argument might look like.
Below, you’ll see a sample argumentative essay, written according to APA formatting guidelines, with a particular emphasis on Rogerian elements.