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Unformatted text preview: Exercise 17 Philosophy 102 (Maher) Spring 2009 1. Symbolize the following arguments using the given letters, then reduce the number of terms and put the arguments into standard form. Determine whether the arguments are valid and name any fallacies committed. (a) All Peace Corps volunteers ( V ) are persons who have witnessed poverty and desolation ( W ), and all persons insensitive to human need are persons who have failed to witness poverty and desolation. Thus, all Peace Corps volunteers are persons sensitive to human need ( S ). (b) Some unintentional killings are not punishable offenses ( P ), inasmuch as all cases of self-defense ( C ) are unpunishable offenses, and some intentional killings ( I ) are cases of self-defense. (c) All aircraft that disintegrate in flight are unsafe planes. Therefore, no poorly maintained aircraft are safe planes ( S ), because all well-maintained aircraft ( W ) are aircraft that remain intact in flight ( R )....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Weinberg during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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