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Monday, June 6

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    procedure (policy). In the link provided on the stasis page, you will see that the question of venue (is this the right jurisdiction?) is a very specific question of policy. We are free, however, to broaden the stasis of procedure to include all policy claims.
    One way to identify a claim of policy is by the presence of an "ought" or "should." This is not to say, however, that only claims of policy employ this language. For example, a claim of definition may be stated as follows: "We should call abortion murder because it terminates human life for no justified reason." In this instance, a claim of policy is indeed being made—we should act by assigning this particular meaning to this action*—but at the same time appealing to reasons for defining it in one way over another. This should illustrate that mere language will not always tell us that we are dealing with simply one claim. As our example shows, some claims may in fact be multiple: here, the claim is both definition and policy.
    But this should also be observed: whenever we are arguing for a definition of an action, are we not at least implying that it should be so defined? Or when we examine evidence about whether an act occurred and judge that it did, are we not also implying that we should call it a fact? This gets at what we said earlier in this course, that, as Richard Weaver put it, "we have no sooner uttered words than we have given impulse to others to look at the world, or some small part of it, in our way." In saying that "language is sermonic," Weaver is saying that all utterances are persuasive. So, what is a claim of fact, or definition, or value, is also a claim of "should"—at its core, every claim is persuasive.
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    the four kinds of stasis:stases: conjecture (fact),
    One way to identify a claim of policy is by the presence of an "ought" or "should." This is not to say, however, that only claims of policy employ this language. For example, a claim of definition may be stated as follows: "We should call abortion murder because it terminates human life for no justified reason." In this instance, a claim of policy is indeed being made—we should act by assigning this particular meaning to this action*—but at the same time appealing to reasons for defining it in one way over another. This should illustrate that mere language will not always tell us that we are dealing with simply one claim. As our example shows, some claims may in fact be multiple: here, the claim is both definition and policy.
    But this should also be observed: whenever we are arguing for a definition of an action, are we not at least implying that it should be so defined? Or when we examine evidence about whether an act occurred and judge that it did, are we not also implying that we should call it a fact? This gets at what we said earlier in this course, that, as Richard Weaver put it, "we have no sooner uttered words than we have given impulse to others to look at the world, or some small part of it, in our way." In saying that "language is sermonic," Weaver is saying that all utterances are persuasive. So, what is a claim of fact, or definition, or value, is also a claim of "should"—at its core, every claim is persuasive.
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    conjecture (fact), definition,definition (definition), quality (value) and procedure (or place). The stasis of procedure actually relates to a very particular kind of policy claim, that is, that "this is (or is not) the right venue for this discussion, and so we should (or should not) have that discussion here and now."(policy).
    One way to identify a claim of policy is by the presence of an "ought" or "should." This is not to say, however, that only claims of policy employ this language. For example, a claim of definition may be stated as follows: "We should call abortion murder because it terminates human life for no justified reason." In this instance, a claim of policy is indeed being made—we should act by assigning this particular meaning to this action*—but at the same time appealing to reasons for defining it in one way over another. This should illustrate that mere language will not always tell us that we are dealing with simply one claim. As our example shows, some claims may in fact be multiple: here, the claim is both definition and policy.
    But this should also be observed: whenever we are arguing for a definition of an action, are we not at least implying that it should be so defined? Or when we examine evidence about whether an act occurred and judge that it did, are we not also implying that we should call it a fact? This gets at what we said earlier in this course, that, as Richard Weaver put it, "we have no sooner uttered words than we have given impulse to others to look at the world, or some small part of it, in our way." In saying that "language is sermonic," Weaver is saying that all utterances are persuasive. So, what is a claim of fact, or definition, or value, is also a claim of "should"—at its core, every claim is persuasive.
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Thursday, April 14

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