exercise18 - alcohol abuse. 5. Telescopes in orbit are not...

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Exercise 18 Philosophy 102 (Maher) Spring 2009 In the following enthymemes, state the missing premise or conclusion, then write the argument as a standard-form categorical syllogism. Say whether the syllogism is valid and name any fallacies committed. 1. Higher life forms could not have evolved through merely random processes, because no orga- nized beings could have evolved that way. 2. None but great actors can bring Hamlet to life, and Kenneth Branagh is a great actor. 3. All physicians are college graduates, so all members of the American Medical Association must be college graduates. 4. Since the Defense Department makes alcohol readily available, it is not serious about fighting
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Unformatted text preview: alcohol abuse. 5. Telescopes in orbit are not aected by the atmosphere, and the Hubble telescope is in orbit. 6. The budget decit will never be brought under control because our elected leaders will never act responsibly. 7. A contract to buy land is not enforceable unless its in writing; but our clients contract to buy land is in writing. 8. Transgenic animals are manmade and therefore are patentable. 9. No enthymemes are complete, so this argument is incomplete. 10. A nation without a conscience is a nation without a soul. A nation without a soul is a nation that cannot live. (Winston Churchill.)...
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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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