Exercises08-08-28Key - P HIL 1010, CRITICAL THINKING...

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PHIL 1010, CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISES DUE THURS, 8/28 Answer Key EXERCISES 1.1 (Sections 2 - 2.3) B. Assume that Jack and Jill had the following discussion. (a) For each sentence, indicate whether it makes a statement or not. (b) For each sentence that is not a statement, describe what it does. 1. Jack: Let’s go up the hill. Command 2. Jill: That’s a bad idea. Statement 3. Jack: Why? Question 4. Jill: It’s a very steep hill Statement 5. Jack: I don’t care about that. Statement 6. Jill: But I have a heart condition. Statement 7. Jack: I don’t care about that either. Statement 8. Jill: Well, I see that you are a heartless human being. Statement 9. Jack: To the contrary, I have a very healthy heart. Statement 10. Jill: But you don’t care at all about my heart. Statement 11. Jack: If you have a heart condition, then you should get a good cardiologist to care for it. Statment 12. Jill: You’re making stupid jokes about my heart condition. Statement Are you some kind of jerk, or what? Question
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D. Which of the following sentences are not likely to be the premise of any argument? Explain. 1. Many people in the United States own a car. Likely to be used as a premise. 2. Freedom is the most important value. Not likely to be used as a premise. This statement is controversial. 3. Hang-gliding is more dangerous than walking on a beach. Not likely to be used as a premise. This statement is not known by many people. 4. Give me liberty or give me death. Not likely to be used as a premise. This statement is controversial. 5. Democracy is the best form of government. Could be used as a premise among Americans. Not likely to be used as a premise if talking to people in other countries as in that context this statement is controversial. 6. Communism was an evil system. Could be used as a premise among Americans. Not likely to be used as a premise if talking to people in other countries as in that context this statement is controversial. 7. Evil will win if good people do not fight against it. Not likely to be used as a premise. This statement is controversial. 8. Back To Black (Title of an Amy Winehouse album.) Not likely to be used as a premise. This is not a statement 9. Abortion should be legal. Not likely to be used as a premise. This statement is controversial. 10. Abortion should be illegal. Not likely to be used as a premise. This statement is controversial. 11. How far until the next exit?
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Exercises08-08-28Key - P HIL 1010, CRITICAL THINKING...

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