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game violence. We don’t expect such a person to be more or less detached than an ordinary person making the same argument, so there is no conflict. See pp. 34–35. 3. b) No. You might think that there are significant omissions here, as the psychologist summarizes the studies rather than discussing them in detail. While that’s true, it’s not clear what discussing that detail would do with respect to the conclusion she’s arguing for, namely that it’s unclear whether video-game violence causes real-world violence. What’s important is that she discusses studies in favour of a link and studies against such a link, thus providing a balanced case. This suggests that the argument is not slanted by omission. See pp. 36–38. 4. b) No. Without knowing the studies, it’s hard to see if there is or is not distortion in their presentation of their findings. It’s certainly possible that the psychologist is misrepresenting
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Good Reasoning Matters! A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking , Fifth Edition © Oxford University Press Canada, 2012 what they say. But, on the face of it, the psychologist is giving the information fairly and consistently, so there is no slanting by distortion. See pp. 38–40. 5. a) It does. It clearly does consider opposing views. The psychologist explains why the opposing views are incorrect. The argument may not give those views full consideration—it is fairly short, after all—but it does at least consider both sides of the argument, and then concludes that neither has made a strong case. See pp. 40–41. Passage 9 1. a) Yes. The ad is advertising for a movie, Cribbage: A Love Story , so there is a financial interest in getting the audience to accept the conclusion. See pp. 31–33. 2. b) No. A conflict of interest exists in cases where we expect a certain amount of detachment from the arguer, and the arguer fails to be detached. We don’t expect advertisers to be detached, so there’s no possibility of a conflict of interest. See pp. 34–35. 3. a) Yes. This is a fairly obviously slanted argument. It doesn’t tell us very much about the movie, yet insists that it is the movie event of the summer. There may be a lot of things about it that suggest it isn’t any such thing. That shows the argument is slanted by omission. See pp. 36–38. 4. b) No. “The movie event of the summer”, although a common sort of phrase, is really quite exaggerated. How could any movie actually live up to that level? It’s pretty severely exaggerated, which makes this a case of slanting by distortion. See pp. 38–40. 5. c) It does not, and should not. Advertisements are arguments, but we usually expect them to be one-sided. Even though this doesn’t consider opposing views, we probably wouldn’t expect it to. Leaving them out is thus not a serious defect. That said, anyone considering seeing this movie should probably consider alternative views themselves. See pp. 40–41.
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