Identify a current argument in the popular media that incorporates or necessitates theoretical statements. Include a copy of the passage in which you locate the argument.
In a 3-page essay, describe the following:
- How did you identify the theoretical statement in the argument?
- Do you believe the theoretical statement should be accepted? Why, or why not?
- If the statement should be accepted, demonstrate how it is immune to first-stage criticism.
- If the statement should not be accepted, demonstrate how either first-stage or second-stage criticism of the theory undermines its veracity.
This essay will include a thesis statement regarding the author’s position on the theory. It will include an introduction that introduces the reader to the issues at stake, and a conclusion that summarizes the author’s findings