Chapter 02 - Identifying Arguments
1. In "While some scientists may disagree, it is generally accepted that homosexuality is a
genetic trait," the statement "some scientists may disagree" is a
1. In "While some scientists may disagree, it is generally accepted that
homosexuality is a genetic trait," the statement "some scientists may
disagree" is a A. hedge.B. discount.C. assurance.D. premise.
2. The Principle o
Chapter 5 Categorical Logic: Statements
Conversion, Obversion & Contraposition (three moves to alter subjects and predicates)
Each move below can only be performed on the statements indicated within the explanation.
When a move is applied t
1. Fifty percent of serial killers were abused as children. Bundy is a serial
killer. Therefore, Bundy was abused as a child.
The argument is weak.
2. This lovely china plate is similar in size, weight, and composition to the one
I just dr
Why this matters
Diagramming facilitates understanding of an arguments structure.
Diagramming helps to see points of attack in criticizing an argument.
Diagramming should improve certain aspects of your paraphrasing. Specifically, it should help you ident
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ST GMOs increase the amount of crops that are produced. Farmers grow more on
RE In 2012 17.3 million farmers used the GMO technology, maintaining global
production levels would have required additi
Disputes and Definitions
When human beings construct arguments, they do so to establish that some conclusion follows from a
set of premises.
Often, arguments are constructed because there is dispute about the truth of some par
7.1&7.2 Symbolic Power Point
1. C v R
2. M A
4. M N
6. (T^P) W
9. (~T^~C) ~P
10. ~B^ ~S ~(BVS)
11. (SVD) W) ^ ~D
12. A E^ (E~A)
16. D T
17. ~ S
18. E v P
19. (R^S) ^ (~S ~ H)