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Unformatted text preview: Humn210 - Assn 5-2 1 ASSIGNMENT 5-2 Questionable Authority Form: 1) X (a questionable authority on Z) says Y. ----------------------------------------------------------- 2) Thus, that Y is true. 1) Ronald McDonald (a questionable authority on hamburgers) says McDonalds has the best hamburgers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2) Thus, that McDonald's hamburgers are the best hamburgers is true. http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/09/08/consumer-reports-ranks-mcdonalds-hamburger-americas- worst/ Common Belief Form: 1) It is a common belief (or thought) that Y. ------------------------------------------------------- 2) Thus, Y. 1) It is a common belief (or thought) that drinking in public is illegal. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2) Thus, drinking in public is illegal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_in_public Common Practice Form: 1) It is common practice for people to do Y. ---------------------------------------------------------- 2) Thus, it is acceptable for X to do Y. 1) It is common practice for people to speed on the highways. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2) Thus, it is acceptable for me to speed on the highways. http://www.saferoads.org/issues/fs-speed.htm Two Wrongs (two wrongs make a right) General Form: 1) Other people (or organizations) are doing other things just as bad as Y. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2) Thus, it is acceptable for y to do (or engage in) X. 1) Other gangs are doing other things just as bad as The Latin Kings gang. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2) Thus, it is acceptable for The Latin Kings gang to engage in illegal drug trafficking and other crimes. (I just watched a thing about gangs on the History Channel.) http://www.policyalmanac.org/crime/archive/drug_trafficking.shtml Indirect Consequences General Form: 1) X should do (or believe) Y, since possible action1; since possible action 1 will lead to possible action 2; since possible action 2 will lead to possible action 3;… since possible action –1 will lead to possible action n; since, finally, possible action n, will lead to some possible very negative outcome(s). action n; since, finally, possible action n, will lead to some possible very negative outcome(s)....
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Humn210 - Assn 5-2 - Humn210 Assn 5-2 1 ASSIGNMENT 5-2...

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