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Exercise 20 Philosophy 102 (Maher) Spring 2009 Symbolize the following arguments, using upper-case letters for the simple statements, then name the form. All the forms without a name are invalid; for these write “invalid form.” 1. If TV viewing provides genuine relaxation, then TV enhances the quality of life. But TV viewing does not provide genuine relaxation. Therefore, TV does not enhance the quality of life. 2. If life is always better than death, then people do not commit suicide. People do commit suicide. Therefore, life is not always better than death. 3. Either industrial pollutants will be more stringently controlled, or acid rain will continue to fall. Industrial pollutants will be more stringently controlled. Therefore, acid rain will not continue to fall. 4. Insurance companies contribute millions of dollars to political campaigns. But if that is so, then meaningful insurance reform is impossible. Therefore, meaningful insurance reform is impossible. 5. If Mexico does not get its population growth under control, then its unemployment problem
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Unformatted text preview: will never be solved. Mexicos unemployment problem will never be solved. Therefore, Mexico will not get its population growth under control. 6. Either the dinosaurs were not cold-blooded or they were not the ancestors of modern birds. The dinosaurs were the ancestors of modern birds. Therefore, the dinosaurs were not cold-blooded. 7. If coal burning continues, then heavy metals will be released into the atmosphere. If heavy metals are not released into the atmosphere, then nervous system damage will decrease. Therefore, if coal burning does not continue, then nervous system damage will decrease. 8. If sea levels rise twenty feet worldwide, then coastal cities from New York to Sydney will be inundated. If the ice sheets on Antarctica slip into the sea, then sea levels will rise twenty feet worldwide. Therefore, if the ice sheets on Antarctica slip into the sea, then coastal cities from New York to Sydney will be inundated....
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