Exercises08-11-13Key

Exercises08-11-13Key - 1PHIL 1010, CRITICAL THINKING...

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1 PHIL 1010, CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISES DUE THURS, 11/13 KEY FROM EXERCISES 11.1 Refer to the following passage for the next six exercises. “After regaining independence in 1952, . . . Japan continued to profit from access to foreign raw materials, technology, and markets, including those of the United States. Because of popular sentiment, constitutional constraints, and the country’s reliance on the American “nuclear umbrella,” Japan was freed from the burden of supporting a large and costly military establishment, releasing funds and energies for economic development. At the same time, business benefitted from a probusiness political system.” (Conrad Schirokauer,et.al. A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations . 3rd ed (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), p. 634.) 10. Which event(s) is/are claimed to be correlated or causally related to the economic growth of Japan? - access to foreign raw materials, technology, and markets. - popular sentiment, - constitutional constraints, - the country’s reliance on the American nuclear umbrella - a probusiness political system 11. Identify the first premise of the causal argument using the second sentence above, following the phrase “nuclear umbrella.” (1) Freedom from the burden of supporting a military establishment is correlated with Japanese economic growth. 12. Identify the second premise of the causal argument using the second sentence above, following the phrase “nuclear umbrella?” (2) Japanese economic growth is not the cause of freedom from the burden of supporting a military establishment. 13. Is there a third premise for a causal argument provided or implied in the passage above? (3) There is no third thing that caused both freedom from the burden of supporting a military establishment and Japanese economic growth. 14. If there is no third premise offered, is there rather one or more third party causes that are
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