Bhagwati Discussion Questions Essay

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Bhagwati Discussion Questions

In one sentence, state Bhagwati’s main claim (this is his response to the Templeton question about the free market and moral character). Is this a claim of fact, policy, or value? Why?
Globalization...leads not only to the creation and spread of wealth but to ethical outcomes and to better moral character among its participants. This claim is a value because it’s an opinion stated about the outcome of moral character which cant be measured.

What assumptions or common beliefs/values/attitudes, etc., must the audience share in order to accept Bhagwati’s argument?
Audience must believe that the free market enables the uprising in undeveloped countries.

Identify at least two places where Bhagwati refers to opposing views. Would you say these references create an appeal to ethos, pathos, and/or logos? Why? How do these references help Bhagwati to support his own argument?
Bhagwati uses India and China as examples of growing economy in order to create an appeal to ethos so he could further credit his claim.

In paragraph 8, Bhagwati refers to John Stuart Mill. Who is Mill? Why is he relevant to the topic of the free market? Discuss how Bhagwati uses Mill as support for his own argument.
John Stuart Mill is the author of Principles of Political Economy and he is relevant to the topic because he is a notable economist and philosopher. Bhagwati uses his claim for the social and moral benefits of globalization.

In paragraph 10, Bhagwati refers to Adam Smith. Who is Adam Smith? Why is he relevant to the topic of the free market? Discuss how Bhagwati uses Smith as support for his own argument.
Adam Smith wrote a famous quote of “a man of humanity in europe.” He is relevant because he uses a pathos appeal in order to provide an appeal based on emotion. This supports Bhagwati claim by appealing to groups value towards empathy and a profound sense of moral obligation towards suffering.

For each of the paragraphs indicated below identify a dependent claim, identify one or more appeals (ethos, pathos, or logos) used to develop, support, or further that claim, and explain how it furthers the claim.

Par. 2 Dependent Claim: Actual outcomes were the opposite of those feared. Appeal(s):pathos Analysis: counter arguing the…