Thesis - Open Access
Master of Arts (MA)
Wayne E. Hoogestraat
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
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
No Copyright - United State
Ma, Chen-lung Ringo, "Sun Yat-sen's Inductive Support and Deductive Reasoning in Selected "Three Principles of the People" Speeches" (1984). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4226.