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Assignment 4 Dan Guerra 2/21/11 Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric, Questions 6.1 3-13 (pp. 147-8) 3. Wishful thinking: The student believes that he can get a B in the class without doing any of the work needed to make up his grade 4. Rationalization: Smith rationalizes that since Jones never got him a date, that he should lend him 20 dollars 5. People are more inclined to believe in individuals who they relate to. 6. Yes people have herd instinct. It’s the same as mob instinct, people do not want to oppose the crowd. 7. “Belief provincialism” relates to how we have a natural tendency to identify with the ideas favored by the groups, which we identify with. That’s why according to the book, blacks tend to sympathize with blacks, and Jews with Jews. That could also be why rich people associate with rich people, as they share commons interests. 8. These are all superstitions all based on a very small amount of evidence. There may be some Frenchmen who are great lovers, and some Germans who are great mechanics, but
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