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1 Which of the following is an argument? I begin my day with a one-mile run, a shower, and a healthy breakfast. If I go to Washington D.C. next weekend, then I'll get you a souvenir. Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis is a problem for many adults. Janet studies every day and takes notes in class. She will probably do well in the class for that reason. CONCEPT
Introduction to Arguments 2 Susan is studying the morality of taking terminally ill patients off life support. After thorough research and consideration of many different views, she argues that doctors have a moral obligation to use whatever means are available to preserve a patient's life. Which step of philosophical inquiry has Susan done? Evaluate positions Advance a thesis and justification Specify your question Identify positions on the question CONCEPT The Philosophical Approach to Inquiry 3 The following statements are all part of one argument. Which one is the conclusion?
Jenny misses her mother. Jenny hasn't seen her mother in a month. A month is longer than a week. Children who haven't seen their mothers in more than a week miss their mothers. CONCEPT Premises and Conclusions 4 Jerome conducts a survey to see how many of his neighbors believe they have a moral duty to report suspicious activity to the police. He finds that 8 in 10 believe they have such a duty. Which branch of ethics do the results of Jerome's survey represent?
Marcy disapproves of working on Sundays because she was taught it was a day of rest. CONCEPT Ethical and Non-Ethical Topics 6 Judy owns a bookstore/cafe that has always done pretty well. However, a new competitor recently opened a block away, and Judy's business has decreased. Which of the following decisions would likely constitute an impermissible action on Judy's part? Judy invents a distasteful rumor about her competitor and tells it to her customers. Judy writes a letter to her competitors asking why they opened their store so close to hers. Judy buys stock in the competitor's business until she's the majority shareholder. Judy launches a marketing campaign focused on her business' benefit to the local community. CONCEPT The Evaluation of Actions 7 Which of the following is a philosophical question? On average, how many babies are born a day?

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