Creating an Inductively Strong argument
This week we are learning about the power of inductive reasoning. Inductive reasoning is not only extremely common, but it can also provide very good evidence for conclusions. This discussion prompt allows you to present an inductive version of the argument that you have been developing in this course.
Prepare: To prepare to write this discussion, read Chapters 5 and 6, focusing especially the section on Strengthening Inductive Reasoning in Chapter 5. Take a look as well at the required resources from this week, including What is a Strong Argument?
Reflect: Create two new inductive version of the argument that you have been developing throughout this course, i.e., the two arguments that you presented in Week 1. Try to make sure that all of your premises are true and that your reasoning is inductively strong. Again, consider how someone with the opposite point of view might criticize your argument and see if you can improve it to avoid those objections.
Write: Present your two arguments in standard form and explain any weaknesses that might remain. A weakness could mean a premise that many might disagree with or questions about the strength of the inference. Indicate briefly how you might address those weaknesses to strengthen your argument further. What further information might strengthen your argument the most?
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Argument: Marijuana should be legalized for recreational use.
Premise #1: Money can be saved by eliminating the need to incarcerate marijuana drug charges reducing the countries debt.
Premise #2: Marijuana can be taxed creating more credit for the country.
Premise #3: Marijuana can be used for treatment can feel more at ease and not worry about company drug policies creating more workable able bodies.
Conclusion: Therefore, legalizing marijuana is good for the country by giving the country more money, reducing costs, and making a larger workforce.
Weakness: The countries debt would not be impacted enough by eliminating marijuana charges. People in the country are taxed enough. Additionally, this creates more needless spending by consumers. The workforce would have more people under the influence of marijuana.
Argument: Marijuana should remain illegal.
Premise #1: Marijuana is known as a gateway drug to older generations causing hostile environments.
Premise #2: Marijuana can affect judgment.
Premise #3: Marijuana can decrease work efficiency.
Conclusion: Thus, marijuana should stay illegal because of the detrimental effect it has for the work environment.
Weakness: It can be extremely hard to prove that marijuana is a gateway drug. This would be hard to quantify. Proving a hostile environment would also be hard to accomplish. This goes in line with the argument of does video games, music and television create violence? Marijuana can affect judgment, just like emotions, alcohol, and different encounters we deal with every day. Marijuana can have the same guidelines as alcohol. Marijuana should not be used during work. Recreational use is not time on the job.