Exercise 2-4 in std form

Exercise 2-4 in std form - are treated in the popular...

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EXERCISE 2.4, QUESTION 2 IN STANDARD FORM: Rough interpretation: P1: One does not have to be a social scientist to see a connection between increased incidents of rape, and other acts of violence against women, and the way women are treated in the popular media. P2: If rape is a terrible crime, and it is, and if there is a connection between pornography and the cultural permission it gives those already predisposed to perform these acts on women, then the government has an obligation and duty to control its proliferation. C: The government has an obligation and duty to control the proliferation of pornography. More formal interpretation: P1: There is a connection between violence against women and the way women
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Unformatted text preview: are treated in the popular media. P2: If there is a connection between pornography and violence against women, then the government has an obligation to control its proliferation. C: The government has an obligation to control the proliferation of pornography. Alternative interpretation: P1: If rape is a terrible crime and if there is a connection between pornography and violence against women, then the government has an obligation to control its proliferation. P2: Rape is a terrible crime. P3: There is a connection between violence against women and the way women are treated in the popular media. C: The government has an obligation to control the proliferation of pornography....
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