PHIL 1010, CRITICAL THINKING
EXERCISES DUE THURS, 10/16
EXERCISES 5.5 (Sections 2-2.2.5)
A. Indicate whether the following passages contain an argument(s).
If one or more arguments are
present, indicate whether the form of the argument is: denying a disjunct, affirming an inclusive disjunct,
affirming an exclusive disjunct, affirming the antecedent, denying the antecedent, denying the
consequent, affirming the consequent, tri-conditional, or some other form.
If a disjunction is present,
indicate whether or not it is a false dichotomy.
1. If Tyler gets an A on the final, he will pass the course, and I’m sure he will get an A on the final. So
Tyler will pass the course.
Affirming the Antecedent
2. If Bobby doesn’t come to class, Laura will be upset.
But Bobby will come to class, so Kartik will not
Some other form.
3. If Anthony takes the job as a financial consultant, he will have to move to New Jersey.
move to New Jersey, so he’ll never take the job.
Denying the Consequent
4. If hell freezes over, then the Atlanta Falcons will win the Super Bowl and if they win the Super Bowl,
then I’m a monkey.
That means that if hell freezes over, then I’m a monkey.
5. If Bobby doesn’t come to class, Laura will be upset.
But Bobby will come to class, so Laura will not
Denying the Antecedent.
6. That dome must be made of gold or bronze and gold is way too expensive to be used to cover such a
large surface so it must be made of bronze.
Denying a disjunct.
Might well be a false dichotomy but we don’t have enough info to know.
7. If Keela gets a set of Volrath pans for Christmas she will be thrilled. And I bet she would cook us up