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W6-reality assumptions-deductive reasoning - REALITY...

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REALITY ASSUMPTIONS Chapter 3 Diestler, S. (2009). Becoming a critical thinker. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
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Reality assumptions are beliefs about what is true and factual about the world Value assumptions are beliefs about what is good and important for people
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EXAMPLES You must arrive for the interview at 1pm Prisoners in jail should be rehabilitated Homosexuals can’t help the way they are
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Identifying Hidden Assumptions All teenagers should have the Hepatitis B injection at 12 years of age. Hep B is a dangerous sexually transmitted disease. Conclusion: All teenagers should have the Hep B injection. Reason: Hep B is a dangerous sexually transmitted disease. Value assumption: Health and longer life are important. Reality assumptions: - All teenagers are at risk of being sexually active - Children are at risk of having sex from the age of 12 - An injection will protect children from the effects of this disease
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Testing Logic and Finding Truth Two general frameworks to discover truth Inductive Reasoning Find truth through making observations = provide probabilities about what is true Deductive Reasoning Truths are used to predict what will happen = provide certainty about what will happen
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