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Unformatted text preview: Logic can do a great deal in helping us understand our arguments. Explain what advantages we obtain by studying logic in terms of improving our reasoning. Consider a debate over whether prayer should be allowed in public schools. Explain what logic can and cannot do. In other words, what kinds of questions and topics are not decided by logical analysis? As stated in the text, “Logic examines the structure and content of arguments, and helps describe various kinds of arguments. It also evaluates those arguments, seeing why good arguments work and why bad arguments fail” ( Mosser, 2011, Sec. 1.1). Studying logic gives us the advantage of knowing how to think critically and reason in order to make the best decisions and/or easily draw the best conclusions in a given situation/argument. Considering the debate over whether prayer should be allowed in public schools has and will probably always be a touchy topic. However, if both sides of the debate use logic in an unbiased way to reason and better understand one another...
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2011 for the course PHI 103 taught by Professor O'leary during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.
- Spring '10