Chapter 2 homework - Philosophy 311 Chapter 2 Homework...

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Philosophy 311 Chapter 2 Homework Austin DeBoer UT eid: Amd2557 Exercise 2.1: Example- Pr1 Example- Pr2 Example - Pr3 Example- Conclusion 1. Any Friends of mine deserves my respect. Ed is a friend of mine. Therefore, Ed deserves my respect. (In standard form) (1) Any friend of mine deserves my respect (2) Ed is a friend of mine________________ Ed deserves my Respect 2. Abortion raises serious moral questions because abortion involves the taking of human life, and anything that involves the taking of human life raises serious moral questions. (1) Abortion involves the taking of human life (2) Anything that involves the taking of human life raises serious moral questions Abortion raises serious moral questions 3. If your mind were organized, your desk would be organized Your desk isn’t organized. It follows that your mind isn’t organized. 4. If a child had formed a string bond with the family that adopted her, then the biological parents should not reclaim her . Natalie has formed a strong bond with the family that adopted her. Hence, her biological parents should not reclaim her. 5. An activity pays if the people who engage in it come out ahead economically more often than not. The people who engage in many crimes come out ahead economically more often than not. It follows that many crimes pay. 6. The computer will alter society in many unpredictable ways for the reasons that all major technological advances alter society in many unpredictable ways , and the computer is a major technological advance. 7. It is wrong to kill a murderer. This follows for the reason that if a murderer is wrong in killing his victim, then society is also wrong in killing the murderer. And a murderer is wrong in killing his victim. 8. All pornography should be banned. This allows us to infer that National Geographic magazine should be banned, because anything that contains pictures of naked adults and children is pornographic, and national geographic contains pictures of naked adults and children. 9. If private enterprise does better than government at running businesses, that it will do better at running schools. Private enterprise does better at running businesses. We can conclude that private enterprises will do better at running schools.
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Philosophy 311 Chapter 2 Homework Austin DeBoer UT eid: Amd2557 10. Any area of study that contributes to the field of medicine should be well supported. Therefore, biology should be well supported, since it contributes to the field of medicine. 11. If privatizing schools would leave poorer, more-difficult-to-educate students at a disadvantage, than privatizing schools will only worsen the problems of inner cities. It follows that privatizing schools will worsen the problems of inner cities since privatizing would leave poorer, more- difficult-to-educate students at a disadvantage. 12.
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