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phil001notesweek13.1 - Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1084) Lecture...

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1084001notesweek13 © 1 Dr Mc’s Philosophy 001 (1084) Lecture Notes, Week 13 © With respect to Chapter 11, I will not test on anything we don’t get a chance to discuss in lecture. Final Exam: Friday, 8 August, 19.00-22.00, C9001 Format of the Final Exam Part 1: T/F Part 2: MC Part 3: twisted MC (part marks possible) Part 4: supply the missing claim to make valid Part 5: Reconstruct and evaluate Part 6: Correlation arguments Part 7: Causal arguments Part 1: T/F 1. An argument is deductively sound only if its premises are true. 2. The following two claims are contraries: a) Dr Mc has red hair. b) Dr Mc is a sadist. 3. The term “posties” is distributed in “only philosophers are posties”. 4. If the average in this class turns out to be less than 50%, then the average grade will be an F. Part 2: Multiple Choice 5. Having a true conclusion is ______ for being a deductively sound argument. A. nec. but not suff. B. suff. but not nec. C. both nec. and suff. D. neither nec nor suff. 6. “We take the quirkiness out of vegetarian cookery and place it firmly in the ordinary person’s kitchen.” This is best construed as: A. syntactically ambiguous B. semantically ambiguous C. containing a grouping ambiguity D. containing a type/token ambiguity E. unambiguous
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1084001notesweek13 © 2 7. “Smoking causes cancer in humans.” The above claim is best construed as a: A. singular causal statement citing a distant partial cause. B. general causal statement citing an immediate partial cause. C. singular causal statement citing a distant complete cause. D. general causal statement citing a distant partial cause. E. general causal statement citing a complete distant cause. Part 3: Twisted MC 8. Which of the following makes this sentence false , if it replaces the blank: “If A is correlated with B in population P, then it follows that __________.” A) some A are B, in P. B) B doesn’t cause A, in P.
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