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First Assignment: Philosophy 180 Lecturer: Dr. Brian MacPherson January 15, 2009 Instructions: Complete all of the questions . The due date for this assignment is the week of January 26 in the discussion section in which you are registered. The maximum score on this assignment is 25. 1. For the following arguments, use the principle of charity to identify the conclusion, and indicate which valid argument pattern (see appendix) the argument most closely fits. [8 marks] a) All animals are mortal. Socrates is not a human. All humans are animals. Socrates is not mortal. b) All humans are mammals. All humans are mortal. All mammals are animals. All animals are mortal. c) If it rains, it is humid. If it is muggy, it is hot. If it is humid, it is muggy. It is hot. It rains. d) It won’t snow. Either it will rain or it will snow, but not both. It will rain. 2. For the following incomplete deductive arguments, add exactly one missing premise using the principle of charity. Indicate which valid argument pattern the argument
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course PHILOSOPHY 180 taught by Professor Macpherson during the Winter '10 term at University of Michigan.

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