Stephen Toulmin

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Stephen Toulmin

Test your knowledge of Stephen Toulmin and his impact on rhetoric.


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  • 1. 
    What is a major work that Stephen Toulmin wrote?
    • A. 

      The Uses of Argument

    • B. 

      The Rhetoric of Fiction

    • C. 

      The Philosophy of Style

    • D. 

      The Philosophy of Rhetoric

  • 2. 
    From what period is Stephen Toulmin?
    • A. 

      Enlightenment

    • B. 

      19th Century

    • C. 

      20th Century

  • 3. 
    Which of the following classical figures most influenced Toulmin?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Aristotle

  • 4. 
    Stephen Toulmin revises Aristotle's syllogism with some new key concepts. What are they?
    • A. 

      Claim

    • B. 

      Warrants

    • C. 

      Grounds

    • D. 

      Backing

    • E. 

      Qualifiers

    • F. 

      Rebuttals

  • 5. 
    Why does Stephen Toulmin update the syllogism?
    • A. 

      Because he saw rhetoric as dealing with everyday life and needed a new way to look at logic

    • B. 

      He rejected the syllogism

  • 6. 
    Stephen Toulmin and this figure were interested in the logical structure for everyday arguments.
    • A. 

      Chaim Perelman

    • B. 

      George Campbell

    • C. 

      Thomas Sheridan

    • D. 

      Cicero

  • 7. 
    Stephen Toulmin is known for his focusing rhetoric to the everyday lives of individuals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False