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Unformatted text preview: Examples: Valid argument with false premises and a false conclusion 1. If pigs can fly, then Berkeley is an alligator. 2. Pigs can fly. 3. Therefore, Berkeley is an alligator. Valid argument with all false premises and a true conclusion 1. Justice is what the strong desire. 2. The strong desire to distribute rewards according to merit and penalties according to blame. 3. Therefore, justice is distributing rewards according to merit and penalties according to blame. Invalid Argument with true premises and a true conclusion 1. If Berkeley is a human, then Berkeley is a mammal. 2. Berkeley is a mammal. 3. Therefore, Berkeley is a human being. Sound Argument (valid argument with true premises) 1. If Berkeley is a human, then he is a mammal. 2. Berkeley is a human. 3. Therefore, Berkeley is a mammal. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHI 006 taught by Professor Sharpe during the Spring '08 term at Westmont.
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