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test_1_solutions - 1. What is an argument? (=2/20) An...

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1. What is an argument? (=2/20) An argument is the linguistic expression of an inference. It consists of a set of statements, some of which—the premises—are intended to support another—the conclusion.
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2. Is the following argument logically strong? Briefly explain why (or why not). (=2/20) All humans yearn to be loved. Of course, Li is human. So Li yearns to be loved. • Yes, the argument is logically strong, since its premises, if true, would provide good support for the conclusion: if the premises are true then the conclusion must be true.
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3. Is the following argument sound? Briefly explain why (or why not) . (=2/20) If Elizabeth VI is the present Queen of Canada, then Canada presently has a female head of state. Elizabeth VI is, of course, the present Queen of Canada, so Canada presently has a female head of state. • Although logically strong, this argument is not sound because it has a false premise, viz. that Elizabeth VI is the present Queen of Canada. (Elizabeth II is the present Queen of Canada.)
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4. List the inference indicators contained in the following passage. (=2/20) Some people think that happiness consists simply of pleasant feelings. But if we listen to the prominent philosopher Julia Annas (as I think we should), this view seems wrong, since pleasant feelings don’t matter that
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course PHIL 2003 taught by Professor Kepakorta during the Summer '09 term at Carleton.

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