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Unformatted text preview: In-Class Assignment: Inductive Argument Evaluation Phil. 110 Instructor: Mike Olsen 1. Assume the undefended premises (2, 4, 7, & 9) are completely credible. Diagram the argument and evaluate the convergent sides separately. This is also a chain argument, so be sure to make use of the Weak Inferences Principle. Note what principle you used @ what stages in the evaluation. In-Class Assignment: Inductive Argument Evaluation Phil. 110 Instructor: Mike Olsen 2. The Convergent Premises Principle seems to indicate that convergence of a lot of very bad arguments would give a good argument. Evaluate the following arguments with this in mind, assuming that the premises are completely credible. (a) This website states that Princess Diana was murdered by the CIA. Another website states that Princess Diana was murdered by the CIA. A third website indicates that Princess Diana was murdered by the CIA. In conclusion, Princess Diana was murdered by the CIA. (b) My friend states she takes 1,000 mg of Vitamin C daily to help prevent colds. My friend swears by it and she would never lie to me. Dr. Linus Pauling in 1976 reported that 10,000 mg of Vitamin C daily helped terminal cancer patients survive 3 to 4 times longer than those without Vitamin C. Further, Pauling claimed that 75% of all cancer could be cured by Vitamin C treatment alone. Moreover, one study reported that Vitamin C supplements reduce the severity and intensity of colds. Therefore, it is clear that large doses of Vitamin C have a positive health effect. Consequently, we should take large doses of vitamins to improve our overall health. ...
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