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Critical Thinking, fall 2009, Exam 1 Study Guide: The exam consists of 35 multiple- choice questions. Here’s what you’ll need to know: What a claim is. The difference between subjective and non-subjective claims. What I (and the text) say about the subjectivity of moral claims. What an issue is and how they arise. What an argument is and what they are used for. What any argument must have. What a good deductive and inductive argument is. When a deductive argument succeeds in proving or demonstrating its conclusion. What deductive validity is. What can’t be the case with a deductive argument regarding the truth or falsity of its
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Unformatted text preview: premises and its conclusion. • How inductive strength is determined. • How to distinguish arguments from non-arguments, including explanations. • The difference between dependent and independent premises. • What vagueness is. • How to recognize and distinguish between semantic, grouping, and syntactic ambiguity. • The ambiguity of “average.” • How to recognize composition and division fallacies. • The parts of a definition. • The purpose of lexical and précising definitions. • What analytical definitions do. • Three conditions of any good definition (pp. 86-87.)...
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