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Validity exercises William Bauer Conditionals and validity 1. Given the four forms of deductive argument we studied (2 valid, 2 invalid), complete the argument below such that it is one of the valid forms. P1: The mind is the brain given that all mental states are reducible to neurological states. P2: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ C: 2. In P1, identify the sufficient condition: _______________________________________________ 3. In P1, identify the necessary condition: ______________________________________________ 4. Is the antecedent of a conditional the sufficient or necessary condition? (circle one) 5. Is the consequent of a conditional the sufficient or necessary condition? (circle one) Argument analysis and assessment of validity 6. Suppose someone says: “Many states have recently passed new laws restricting abortion rights. Although I agree that if the fetus is a person, then abortion is morally wrong, I disagree that the fetus is a person, so abortion is

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• Fall '16
• Jon Newton
• Logic, p1, William Bauer, forms of deductive argument

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