Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1984

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Speech

First Advisor

Wayne E. Hoogestraat

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the extensiveness and the effectiveness of inductive support and deductive reasoning revealed in selected "Three Principles of the People" speeches made by Dr. Sun Yat-sen in 1924. Extensiveness, in this study, was mainly concerned with quantitative measurement how much inductive support and deductive reasoning had been employed within each selected speech. Effectiveness, on the other hand, called for a qualitative judgment--how well or how effectively the inductive support and the deductive reasoning within the speeches had matched the established criteria. To accomplish the purpose stated above, answers to the following questions were sought: 1. What was Sun Yat-sen 's family and educational background? 2. What was the political-social-economic milieu in China in 1924? 3. What was the origin of the selected "Three Principles of the People" speeches? 4. What assertions are found in these speeches? 5. How extensively and how effectively did Sun use inductive support to substantiate the various assertions? 6. How extensively and how effectively did Sun use deductive reasoning to establish his assertions?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925. San min chu i
Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925 -- Oratory

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

178

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - United State
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