Philo - Oct.23

Philo - Oct.23 - Complex Arguments 1. Read the entire...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Complex Arguments 1. Read the entire passage circling inference indicators. 2. Underline the main conclusion. 3. Bracket and number the premises. 4. Write out the argument in standard form, paraphrasing where necessary. 5. Diagram the argument. (114) The liquid leaking from your car engine is water. There are only three liquids in the engine: water, oil, and gasoline. The liquid that is leaking is not oil because it is not viscous, and it is not gasoline because it has no odour. (Schaum, Logic). Missing Premise 1 (MP1): A liquid is leaking from your car engine. MP2 Oil is viscous. MP3 Gasoline has an odour. Standard form MP1 A liquid is leaking from your car engine. P1 There are only three liquids in the engine: water, oil, and gasoline. P3 The liquid that is leaking is not viscous. MP2 Oil is viscous. P2 The liquid that is leaking is not oil. P5 The liquid that is leaking has no odour. MP3 Gasoline has an odour. P4 The liquid that is leaking is not gasoline. C The liquid that is leaking from your car engine is water.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Diagram: P3 MP2 P5 MP3 P1 P2 P4 MP1 C (117) The Tigers are likely to lose for three reasons: their goalie is injured, they are playing on the road where they have done poorly all season, and they are playing the top team in the league. If they lose the coach will almost certainly be fired. But that’s not the only reason his job is in jeopardy. He has been accused of helping students cheat on their examinations and no coach involved in academic fraud can retain his job. (Schaum Outline Series, Logic) Standard Form: P2 The Tigers’ goalie is injured. P3 They are playing on the road.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 6

Philo - Oct.23 - Complex Arguments 1. Read the entire...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online