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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Logic Test, PHL 100Y October 13, 2006 PART ONE : Answer each of the following questions by blacking out the spot on the answer sheet that corresponds to the best answer. Only answers given on the answer sheet will be counted. (5 marks each) 1. The passage, "A science of psychology is not possible if human beings have free will. For a science of psychology is possible only if human behavior is predictable, and if human beings have free will, then human behavior is not predictable. " (a) contains an argument for the conclusion that human beings do not have free will. (b) contains an argument for the conclusion that a science of psychology is not possible. (c) contains an argument for the conclusion that a science of psychology is not possible if human beings have free will. (d) None of the above. 2. Consider the argument, "God does not exist. For God exists only if there is an omnipotent and wholly good being, and there is evil in the world. Therefore, there is no omnipotent and wholly good being." Its main conclusion is (a) There is no omnipotent and wholly good being. (b) There is evil in the world. (c) God does not exist. (d) If there is evil in the world, God does not exist. 3. An argument is valid if and only if (a) all the premises of the argument are true. (b) it is not possible for the premises to be true and the conclusion false. (c) it has true premises and a true conclusion. (d) All of the above.
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