melissaarguementvalidilty

melissaarguementvalidilty - Given the premises, discuss...

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Given the premises, discuss whether the conclusion of each argument that follows is (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt, (b) probably true, or (c) possibly true or possibly false. You should expect disagreement on these items, but the closer your answers are to your instructor’s, the better. 2. The annual rainfall in California’s north valley averages twenty-three inches. So the rainfall next year will be twenty-three inches. This statement is probably true. If the annual rainfall average is twenty-three inches, then quite possibly, next years rainfall will probably be twenty-three inches or close to that. 3. You expect to get forty miles to the gallon in that? Why, that old wreck has a monster V8; besides, it’s fifty years old and needs an overhaul. This argument is probably true. If the truck has a large motor, is old in age, and needs motor repair, it is likely that it will not get very good gas mileage. 4. In three of the last four presidential races, the winner of the Iowa Republican primary has not captured the Republican nomination. Therefore,
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2012 for the course HCR 220 ? taught by Professor ? during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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