Unformatted text preview: explain the tire tracks. Therefore, the mailbox was probably knocked down by a motor vehicle. Analogical Analogy with something known Relevant dissimilarities? Cheating and surreptitiously changing your grade in the instructor’s grade book are morally analogous. Surreptitiously changing your grade in the instructor’s grade book is wrong. Therefore, cheating is wrong. Deontic Application of a principle Justified exception? Students should not violate the Honor Code, other things being equal. If you cheat, you’ll violate the Honor Code. Therefore, you shouldn’t cheat. Utilitarian Value of projected consequences Value of projected consequences compared to alternative courses of action? If you cheat, you might get caught. Getting caught would be bad. Therefore, you shouldn’t cheat....
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- Spring '08
- Logic, Abductive reasoning, Arnold Schwarzenegger