element | advantages | disadvantages | topicality | kritiks
descriptive | inherency | uniqueness | interp | uniqueness?
casual | solvency | links | violation | (pre fiat) links
normative | significance | impacts | impacts | (real world) impx
Isolating the three "stock issues" from their larger buckets may make sense with terminology, but I think avoids the idea that they are a "decision framework" for deciding what to do... in life.
What's happening and why – "Inherency"
How good/bad is it – "Significance" (knowable)
What's the proposal and how does it work - "Solvency" (or predictive inherency if you like...)
How good/bad is it - "Significance" (predictive)
So a "good decision" takes into account all the pros and cons of what is happening now versus what could happen, thereby weighing significance.
but an alternate decision framework (or more accurately, another way of organizing the same decision framework) would be:
1. establish 2 options (SQ can be an option, but need not be if there's a CP (which is the norm in "real-life" decision making, e.g. buying a car))
2. look at each option, and establish pros (logically, pros must be non-unique, linked to the option, and significant - this is where the stock issues come in).
3. look at the cons of each option (again, with a consideration of the descriptive, causal, and normative stock issues).
4. weigh the pros and cons to determine the best option.
IMO this is a more natural decision-making process. when i make a decision for instance, i usually make a list and write the pros and cons. stock issues are usually applied to each individual pro or con, but in real life this often happens behind the scenes.
what do you mean by "larger buckets"?
Wraith Leader wrote:
I don't post much these days, but the "descriptive" element for kritiks is the alternative. This sounds really weird until you realize that most critical arguments are indictments of the way that the affirmative engages in/endorses something bad in the status quo, so the only way to generate any kind of uniqueness to your claims is by presenting an alternative.
ok, thanks. i've never run a kritik or seen one run, and all i know is that they're basically pre-fiat DAs, so my best guess was uniqueness.
(edited previous post)