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English Composition 1
Warrants in the Toulmin Model of Argument
Definition: A claim states your position on the issue you have chosen to write about. Teachers are posed with many problems today. Polls show that today more minorities own businesses than ever before. We must strive with every ounce of our national vigor to ensure that America has a bright future and that truth and justice will abide with us forever.
What Is a Warrant in an Argument?
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There are many ways in which a person would utilize various strategies in order to help them to win an argument. One of those ways is through something called a warrant, which assists the individual making a strong claim by connecting facts to reasoning. The concept of the warrant in analyzing arguments was developed by the philosopher Stephen Toulmin. Toulmin conducted wide-ranging inquiries into ethics, science and moral reasoning.