tutorial_one - P HIL 001 Critical Thinking TA Bridgette...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PHIL 001 – Critical Thinking!!! TA: Bridgette Savino Office hours: Tues. 1.30-3.00, Thurs. 10.30-11.30 (other by individual arrangement) Office location: WMC 4617, Diamond Bldg. (4 th Floor, end of hall, to your right) Email: [email protected] Forgot?: Refer to Dr. Mc’s website- http://www.sfu.ca/~jillmc/1077001TAs.htm What are the two main components of an argument? Conclusion – the claim the argument is intended to establish. Premises – the reasons that are supposed to support the conclusion. Find the conclusion in the following arguments: (retrieved from http://www.iep.utm.edu/a/argument.htm (1-3,5 ), http://www.tru.ca/ae/php/phil/ mclaughl/courses/crit/lectures.htm (6,7), and http://www.xoxohth.com/thread.php? thread_id=74450&mc= 10&forum_id=2 (8) 10/09/2007) 1
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. Councilwoman Radcliffe is the best person for the job . This is because she has the most legislative experience of all the candidates, and she will not place the interests of corporations above those of the people. Conclusion: “Councilwoman Radcliffe is the best person for the job” 2. Callisto orbits Jupiter. Hence, it is not a planet, because something must orbit a star in order to be a planet. Conclusion: “Callisto is not a planet” 3. The death penalty should be adopted only if it deters murder. However, it could only do this if murderers understood the consequences of their actions before acting, and since this is not so, we must reject adopting the death penalty. Conclusion: “we must reject adopting the death penalty” 2
Image of page 2
4. Only children are allowed on the swingset, and Ms.
Image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern