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1.‘Women and men are not physically and emotionally identical. Therefore, women and men are not entitled to the same rights and opportunities.’ Look at Chapter 1 in Weston. Is this a strong or weak argument? Why? (5 lines). This argument is weak because women and men are not physically and emotionally identical. Therefore, women and men are not entitled to the same rights and opportunities. This version of the argument no longer equivocates on “equal,” but it is still not a good argument; it is only the original insufficient argument with the lack not longer hidden. Once the equivocation is removed, it becomes clear that the conclusion of the argument is neither supported by nor even related to the premise. No reason is offered to show that physical and emotional differences should have anything to do with rights and opportunities. 2. ‘The Gulf region is a hotbed of terrorism attacks. In the last decade there
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Unformatted text preview: have been several attacks in various countries. Discuss and evaluate this argument with your group, using the 4 criteria described when testing Arguments by Example in Chapter 2 in Weston. (6 lines) 3. There are more overweight people today in the USA than there were ten years ago. My cousin told me so and hes a doctor. Is this an argument by analogy, example, or from authority? Is it a strong or weak argument? Why? How would you make this argument rock-solid? (8 lines) 4. Public-opinion polls are often taken to predict the outcome of presidential contests in the USA. Names are taken from telephone listings and from automobile registration lists and these people are contacted. Sometimes the predictions turn out to be wrong. Why? (See Weston, Chapter 2) (6 lines)....
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course INTERIOR 206 taught by Professor Dr.amani during the Spring '11 term at Cambridge.

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