Rational arguments are a type of argument that is based upon reason, thus they involve the exchange between members who believe that they have some grounds for their argument based in objective reason. To engage in rational argument members have to be prepared to alter their opinions, beliefs or actions based upon the soundest reasoning given by any member. Rational arguments involve a reason or set of reasons given in support of an idea, action or theory. A person gives the reasons supporting their claim in order to influence others to adhere to their claim and thus reach a conclusion to the argument.