The premises arent true and the argument is invalid so the argument is unsound

The premises arent true and the argument is invalid

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SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONWhy is it hard to settle a debate on a controversial issue with a simple deductive argument? MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION
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Isabelle says, “Since felons in this country are Americans just like the rest of us, they should be allowed to vote.” Which of the following represents the hidden assumption of her enthymeme? Correct. Isabelle’s unstated premise is that all Americans should be allowed to vote, creating the following syllogism: (Implied) Premise: All Americans are people with the right to vote. Premise: All felons are Americans. Conclusion: Therefore, all felons are people with the right to vote. SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONWhen Pedro is making his book pitch to a publisher, he says, “All the books in my series are about how to get rich fast. Trust me, they’ll sell like hotcakes.” What is the hidden assumption in Pedro’s enthymeme?
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  • Logic, PHI 210 Webtext 3.1 - 3.6, GUS

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