Logos is the logic behind argument and establishes furthering credibility for the author. Edmundson utilizes logos in presenting his argument through his evidence of personal experience and providing explanations for the claims he makes. Edmundson’s argument begins with his observation of students having little interest in his class or any class for that matter. Edmundson proclaims “there’s little fire, little passion to be found” (325). With this statement Edmundson justifies why modern education is important to address and uses it as an introduction into his main argument. Edmundson then moves to discuss the reasoning behind why this lack of “passion” (328) in his students is detrimental to the college education system as a whole. As referred to earlier, Edmundson points out that college professors, afraid of their classes being cut, have been “loosening up” (329). This reasoning is has much logic behind it because with students becoming less interested in majors like English and History; these classes are difficult to remain filled and therefore would have a direct negative effect on the professors and schools themselves. This pattern of logic reveals Edmundson’s evidence for the claims he makes.
Following his evidence, Edmundson comes to his final conclusion by introducing the concept of consumerism. He explains that a world revolved