Premise2peoplearenotthatstupid

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Unformatted text preview: 981) Identify the premise(s) and conclusion in this argument. No one who observes people can pretend that in fact they always seek anything like their own long­ run advantage. If this were the case only stupidity could explain how frequently and obviously they act contrary to their own long­run advantage. People are not that stupid! (Charles Hartshorne and Creighton Peden, Whitehead's View of Reality, 1981) Premise 1: If people always seek anything like their own long­run advantage, then only stupidity could explain how frequently and obviously they act contrary to their own long­run advantage. Premise 2: People are not that stupid. Conclusion: No one who observes people can pretend that in fact they always seek anything like their own long­run advantage...
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