The following appeared in an announcement issued by the publisher of The Mercury, a weekly newspaper.
“Since a competing lower-priced newspaper, The Bugle, was started five years ago, The Mercury’s circulation has declined by 10,000 readers. The best way to get more people to read The Mercury is to reduce its price below that of The Bugle, at least until circulation increases to former levels. The increased circulation of The Mercury will attract more businesses to buy advertising space in the paper.”
Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion. You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strengthen or refute the argument, what changes in the argument would make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion.
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
"從一張競爭的較低價報紙, 軍號, 開始了五年前, 水星的循環declined 由10,000 個讀者。最佳的方式使更多人民讀水星將減少它的價格在那軍號之下, 至少直到循環增加到以前水平。水星的增加的循環將吸引更多企業買廣告時間在本文。"
談論多麼恰當辯解您發現這個論據。在您的討論是肯定分析推理線和對證據的用途在論據。例如, 您可能需要考慮什麼可疑的假定強調想法並且什麼供選擇的解釋或反例也許減弱結論。您能並且談論什麼類證據會加強或會反駁論據, 什麼變化在論據上會使它更加邏輯上酣然, 並且什麼, 如果任何, 會幫助您更好評估它的結論。