intro phil - argument diagramming exercises (alt text set 1) (1).docx

# Intro phil - argument diagramming exercises (alt text set 1) (1).docx

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Argument diagramming William Bauer Argument diagramming exercises (set 1) In the passage below, identify the answer that best captures the relationship between the numbered statements. 1. (1) Because civil marriage is central to the lives of individuals and the welfare of the community, (2) our laws assiduously protect the individual’s right to marry against undue government incursion. i Answer A: an arrow from (1) to (2), and a separate arrow from (2) to (2) Answer B: an arrow from (2) to (1) Answer C: an arrow from (1) to (2) Answer D: none of the above Explain how you should diagram the argument below , given the numbered statements. 2. (1) To say I believe in spanking children implies that spankings are in some way essential to their upbringing. (2) I do not hold that opinion; therefore, (3) I do not believe in spankings. ii In the passage below, identify the premises and conclusion with numerals and then explain how the argument should be diagrammed. 3. Prisons are …necessary. The existence of prisons and the prospect of incarceration make up a
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• Fall '16
• Jon Newton
• Andrews McMeel Publishing, Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, Margaret H. Marshall

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