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A yes b no c its impossible to tell argument c

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a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. Argument C Passage 7 A landlord says to his tenant of three years: “The yard is a disgrace. It’s messy. It’s overgrown. You need to clean it up.” 1. The first premise in the argument is “It’s messy.” Is it acceptable? Keep in mind who bears the burden of proof. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. 2. The second premise in the argument is “It’s overgrown.” Is it acceptable? Keep in mind who bears the burden of proof. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. 3. The third premise in the argument is “The yard is a disgrace.” Is it acceptable? Keep in mind who bears the burden of proof. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. 4. Is this a valid deductive argument? a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell.
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Good Reasoning Matters! A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking , Fifth Edition © Oxford University Press Canada, 2012 5. Is this a strong non-deductive argument? Remember to focus on both the relevance of each premise to the conclusion and the sufficiency of all premises for the conclusion. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. 6. Given the context of the argument, is it contextually relevant? Keep in mind the possibility of straw man arguments and red herrings. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. Passage 8 The tenant says to the landlord: “Well, the plumbing doesn’t work. The stove has been broken for a month. And there’s a funny smell in the basement. So I shouldn’t have to clean the yard.” 1. The first premise in the argument is “Well, the plumbing doesn’t work.” Is it acceptable? Keep in mind who bears the burden of proof. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. 2. The second premise in the argument is “The stove has been broken for a month.” Is it acceptable? Keep in mind who bears the burden of proof. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. 3. The third premise in the argument is “And there’s a funny smell in the basement.” Is it acceptable? Keep in mind who bears the burden of proof. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. 4. Is this a valid deductive argument? a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. 5. Is this a strong non-deductive argument? Remember to focus on both the relevance of each premise to the conclusion and the sufficiency of all premises for the conclusion. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell.
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Good Reasoning Matters! A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking , Fifth Edition © Oxford University Press Canada, 2012 6. Given the context of the argument, is it contextually relevant? Keep in mind the possibility of straw man arguments and red herrings. a) Yes. b) No. c) It’s impossible to tell. Passage 9
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