sgforLogic(db) - example of what you’re defining-how to...

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Study Guide for Logic Test Just know how to do the following: --how to find premises and conclusions (including knowing a few premise and conclusion indicators). I’ll give you a passage, and you’ve got to pick out one from the other. --how to identify arguments from non-inferential passages (and know the type of non- inferential passage ). That is, I’ll give you some passages and you pick out the arguments from the non-arguments. For the non-arguments, I’ll ask that you give me the type (piece of advice, warning, explanation, etc.). Partial credit available for at least knowing whether a passage is an argument or not. --how to differentiate between deductive and inductive arguments. Again, I’ll give you passages, and you tell the difference. --how to define, in your own words, some of the most important concepts from what we’ve studied (argument, deductive/inductive arguments, validity, premise, conclusion, etc.). I’ll be looking for like a solid paragraph here (5 sentences or so), and possibly an
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Unformatted text preview: example of what you’re defining.--how to identify valid/invalid and sound/unsound deductive arguments, and how to identify strong/weak and cogent/uncogent inductive arguments. This will be the hardest part, I think. Remember that dumb tree thing I wrote on the board . . . Do not confuse concepts across the deductive/inductive line!! I imagine you’ll want to focus your studying here and with the informal fallacies.--how to identify all of the informal fallacies we talked about. This will be your multiple choice section . Remember: if you confuse fallacies of the same type (fallacies of weak induction, or fallacies of relevance), partial credit is available (at my discretion, as always). If you can do all of that, you’ll be in good shape. I promise. The first test was rather hard for last semester. While I’ve toned it down a bit, I recommend studying harder for it than you might initially have thought you should....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course PHIL 2203 taught by Professor Barrett during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.

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