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Letters to the Editor San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego - “No one fire department can do it alone” April 29, 2008 The argument can be paraphrased into the following: If firefighters performed outstanding during the fires, then their services are not “broken”. Firefighters performed outstanding during the fire disasters Therefore, their services are not “broken”.
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Unformatted text preview: This is an example of modus ponens. The point of this argument is to show that the firefighters performed exceptionally during the fire storms, and as such are not 'broken' as some have claimed them to be. This modus ponens argument regarding the the firefighters is valid. The premises also appear plausible, thus making the argument sound....
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This note was uploaded on 08/14/2008 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Anderson during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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