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philoxx1 midterm - Philosophy XX1 Sample Midterm Exam...

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Philosophy XX1 Sample Midterm Exam IMPORTANT: READ THIS FIRST This midterm exam is provided to give students a sense of the kinds of questions that have appeared on midterm exams in the recent past in Philosophy XX1. There is no guarantee that any midterm exams in the current semester will follow the format that is found here. In particular, students should not assume that the instructions to any section of a midterm exam given this semester are identical to those of any part of this "sample midterm," even in the event that the parts appear to be similar. As a result, it is essential that you carefully read the instructions to each part of any midterm exam that is written in this semester's course. It should go without saying that working on this "sample midterm" is no substitute for mastering the material and the skills related to the course. Furthermore, much of the material that you are responsible for in this semester is not found in this exam. At the end of the exam is a link to a set of correct answers. Explanations for these answers are not provided. If you do not see why a particular answer is (or is not) correct, then odds are that either you have not read the question with sufficient care or you have failed to understand fully one or more of the concepts introduced in the course. In the latter case, you should go back to the text and/or your notes to see what you are missing. I will not address (in person or by e-mail) questions about items on this sample midterm . Return/transfer to the Philosophy XX1 Evening home page . PART A Clearly print a letter "T" in the appropriate space on your answer sheet (the last page of this exam) for each of the following that is true. Clearly print a letter "F" in the appropriate space for each of the following that is false. If your marker cannot determine which letter you intend, your response will be marked as incorrect. (To be safe, you might want to answer the questions of this part by printing the words "True" and "False" in full.) Each question in this section is worth one mark. 1. From the fact that P is the conclusion of an argument that is deductively strong for you, it follows that P is not the conclusion of any argument that is cogent. 2. From the fact that some specific argument is weak for you, it follows that it is not rational for you to accept its conclusion. 3. From the fact that Smith knows that some specific argument has all true premises and a true conclusion, it follows that that argument is strong for Smith. 4. Some unsound arguments are cogent arguments. 5. All ill-formed arguments are invalid. 6. There is no pair of propositions P and Q such that P and Q are both (actually) true but contraries of each other. 7. An argument might be deductively strong for Smith but defeated for Jones.
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course PHIL XX1 taught by Professor Peterhorban during the Spring '08 term at Simon Fraser.

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