Humn210 - Assn 6-2 - ARGUMENT #2 is a VALID argument...

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Humn210 - Assn 6-2 1 Assignment 6-2 Are the following valid? Are these arguments sound? ARGUMENT #1 Premiss 1: All seniors are talented (False) Premiss 2: All talented people are ugly (False) Conclusion: All seniors are ugly (False) ARGUMENT #2 Premiss 1: All ugly people are seniors (False) Premiss 2: All seniors are insightful (False) Conclusion: All ugly people are insightful (True) ARGUMENT #3 Premiss 1: All ugly people are insightful (True) Premiss 2: All talented people are ugly (False) Conclusion: All talented people are insightful (True) Are the three arguments in the bottom of the handout valid ? (Why or why not?) 1) P → O 2) O ---------------- 3) Thus, O ARGUMENT #1 is a VALID argument because it fits the pattern of a valid argument.
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Unformatted text preview: ARGUMENT #2 is a VALID argument because it fits the pattern of a valid argument. ARGUMENT #3 is a VALID argument because it fits the pattern of a valid argument. Are the three arguments in the bottom of the handout sound ? (Why or why not?) Hint: Refer to the Intellectual Standards of Soundness in analysis and assessment. 1) P O 2) O----------------3) Thus, O ARGUMENT #1 is NOT a SOUND argument because the argument contains one or more false premises. ARGUMENT #2 is NOT a SOUND argument because the argument contains one or more false premises. ARGUMENT #3 is NOT a SOUND argument because the argument contains one or more false premises....
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