changingminds.org

How we change what others think, feel, believe and do

 

Disciplines

 

Techniques

 

Principles

 

Explanations

 

Theories

 

 

Home

 

Blog!

 

Quotes

 

Guest articles

 

Analysis

 

Books

 

Help us

 

Links

 

 

Please help
and share:

 

Criteria Reasoning

 

Disciplines Argument > Types of Reasoning > Criteria Reasoning

Description | Example | Discussion | See also

 

Description

Start by defining the criteria by which the outcome of a decision will be judged, and then identify the best decision, given these constraints.

In a logical argument, you will spend much time establishing the criteria as valid first. In a less logical situation, you may assume the criteria are correct, minimizing the time spent on any discussion about them.

Criteria which appeal to common values are likely to be easily accepted.

Example

 

Say this Not this
I guess your wife will want something good-looking. How about this one? This is the right one for you!
How will we know when we have succeeded? Let's discuss this first... Success means maximum profits.
Our manifesto says we must help those who cannot help themselves. Now, can this person help himself? We should not help this man.

 

Discussion

Establishing criteria provides legitimacy for any future argument, as the criteria form the rules by which right and wrong are judged, even when criteria are assumed to be true without discussion.

The easier criteria are to accept as reasonable, the less likely it will be that people will question them. Using common values helps this.

A problem with criteria is highlighted by the question 'by what criteria do you select the criteria'. This argument could be given again, should criteria for selecting criteria be agreed. In this way, criteria reasoning, though useful in many ways, may be build on sand.

See also

Assumption principle, Comparative reasoning

More Kindle books:

And the big
paperback book


Add/share/save:


 

 


Save the rain


 

 


SalesProCentral

 

Contact Caveat About Students Webmasters Awards Guestbook Feedback Sitemap Changes

 

 

Quick links

Disciplines

* Argument

Brand management

* Change Management

Coaching
+
Communication

Counseling

Game Design

+ Human Resources

+ Job-finding

* Leadership

Marketing

Politics

+ Propaganda

+ Rhetoric

* Negotiation

* Psychoanalysis

* Sales

Sociology

+ Storytelling

+ Teaching

Warfare

Workplace design

 

Techniques

+ Assertiveness

* Body language

* Change techniques

* Closing techniques

+ Conversation

Confidence tricks

* Conversion

* Creative techniques

* General techniques

+ Happiness

+ Hypnotism

+ Interrogation

* Language

+ Listening

* Negotiation tactics

* Objection handling

+ Propaganda

* Problem-solving

* Public speaking

+ Questioning

Using repetition

* Resisting persuasion

+ Self-development

Sequential requests

Stress Management

* Tipping

Using humor

* Willpower

Principles

+ Principles

Explanations

* Behaviors

+ Beliefs

Brain stuff

Conditioning

+ Coping Mechanisms

+ Critical Theory

+ Culture

Decisions

* Emotions

Evolution

Gender

+ Games

Groups

+ Identity

+ Learning

Meaning

Memory

Motivation

+ Models

* Needs

+ Personality

+ Power

* Preferences

+ Research

Relationships

+ SIFT Model

+ Social Research

Stress

+ Trust

+ Values

Theories

* Alphabetic list

* Theory types

 


  Changing Minds 2002-2013

  Massive Content -- Maximum Speed

TOP

.