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Unformatted text preview: a) the premise that X says that y b) the premise that X is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and free of bias 3. Considering the weakest point in the pro homine argument, the most effective way to argue against it would be argue that ________. a) X is not knowledgeable b) X is not trustworthy c) X is not free of bias 4. The conclusion of the ad populum argument is that ________. a) Shakespeare’s claims about the dangers of the cold-blooded pursuit of power and obsessive love should be accepted b) Shakespeare’s claims about the dangers of obsessive love should be accepted c) it should be accepted that there is no such thing as a stable human character d) Shakespeare’s claims about human character should not be accepted e) B. F. Skinner’s claims about human character are creditable Good Reasoning Matters! A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking , Fifth Edition © Oxford University Press Canada, 2012 5. Considering the ad populum scheme involved and the premises it requires, the weakest point in the argument is ________. a) the premise that it is popularly held that y b) the premise that this is a context in which popular opinion is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and free of bias 6. Considering the weakest point in the ad populum argument, the most effective way to argue against it would be argue that ________. a) popular opinion is not knowledgeable b) popular opinion is not trustworthy c) popular opinion is not free of bias 7. The conclusion of the appeal to authority is that ________. a) Shakespeare’s claims about the dangers of the cold-blooded pursuit of power and obsessive love should be accepted b) Shakespeare’s claims about the dangers of obsessive love should be accepted c) it should be accepted that there is no such thing as a stable human character d) Shakespeare’s claims about human character should not be accepted e) B. F. Skinner’s claims about human character are creditable 8. Considering the appeal to authority involved and the premises it requires, the weakest point in the argument is ________. a) the premise that X is an authority with credentials, c , who believes and states y b) the premise that credentials c are relevant to y c) the premise that X is not biased d) the premise that there is wide agreement among the relevant experts over y e) the premise that y is an appropriate field in which consensus is possible 9. Considering the weakest point in the appeal to authority, the most effective way to argue against it would be argue that ________. a) there is limited or insufficient agreement among the relevant experts over y b) there is no agreement among the relevant experts over y c) agreement among experts over y is impossible 10. The conclusion of the argument against authority is that ________....
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