In class we discussed the differences between propositions of fact, value, and policy, and how to effectively incorporate each of these types of propositions into a persuasive argument. For this activity, you will analyze the cartoon Calvin and Hobbes (attached to this activity) in terms of the main argument of the comic strip and whether this argument reflects a proposition of fact, value, or policy.
For EACH of the three comic strips (A-C), respond to the following:
1. Summarize the main argument of the comic strip in one sentence.
- Based on your answer to 1, is this argument a proposition of fact, value, or policy? How do you know this (defend your answer)?
Additionally, answer the following general question about propositions of fact, value, and policy:
- What is the importance of identifying whether an argument (either your own or a speakerâ€™s) is a proposition of fact, value, or policy?