Inductive analogies: An inductive analogy draws a particular conclusion about the characteristics of an individual based on
a comparison of another individual or group of individuals sharing certain characteristics.
Mary is a student from Centerville High
Monday, November 7, 2016
Ad hominem - in general, this fallacy occurs when one mistakenly focuses on the source of the
argument as opposed to the argument itself.
a Personal attack- bringing up some negative aspects of a person's char
Monday, October 3, 2016
Four valid logical forms
S > ~P
If it's raining, then it is cloudy.
It is raining
Thus, it is cloudy.
If it is hot, then it is sunny.
It is hot.
Thus, it is s
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Problems with language
Vagueness. A term or phrase is vague if we are not sure of its meaning.
Imagine you are assembling some quality furniture and the instructions read: "Turn the screw tight."
Propositional or truth-functional logic. Propositional logic is a system that is used to determine whether
or not a given argument is valid .
The basic unit of propositional logic is the proposition, claim, or statement.
A propositional can have one of tw
Keith Cotaling this should be 12 point type, and you are far above the 900 word count
The Last Run At Home
The cold nights were my favorite. The hill was lit up by the night lights and hard packed
like the snow on the inside of you
CONGRATS! You are a new commercial business owner (Pick a type of business to open) and will be
opening your doors within the year. You will open the store in America, land of the free market
(economy) & capitalism (government). In preparation for this, y
Introduction to Logic
HW # 3
The Washington Post
Do you humans deserve to inhabit another planet?
Kirk Talbott, Silver Spring
November 22 at 4:59 PM
The Nov. 18 news article Stephen Hawking gives a deadline for finding another worl
02 November 2016
Alternative Medicine Vs. Conventional Methods
With technology at our fingertips, diseases and sickness should be eradicated. But that
is not the case, people get sick every day and our b
October 26, 2016
Friendship is one of the hardest commitments to obtain. It is a great way to express
feelings and learn. Friendship is having that someone to lean on, having that one person that wil
Sir Thomas More
As presented by Michael Dropkin
More was born on February 7th 1478 in
He began studying at Oxford in 1492
He left Oxford around 2 years later to
pursue legal training and while there, he
Capitalism: A love Story
1. In the beginning of the movie, we see Randy Hacker who lives in Peoria, getting the foreclosure notice.
He is given 30 days to leave everything, but the police have pushed the date up to today. Randy
Beverly Crusher, a new staff accountant, is confused because of the complexities involving
accounting standard-setting. Specifically, she is confused by the number of bodies issuing financial
reporting standards of one kind or another and the level of aut
Wikipedia defines a sweatshop to be:
A sweatshop is a working environment with very difficult or dangerous conditions,
usually where the workers have few rights or ways to address their situation. This
Loyalty seems like a quality that is becoming increasingly harder to find. People today are
feeling less and less of an obligation to their employer. Years ago, employees believed that
when they were hired that
Marinov, The Insider
The Insider is a great example of the whistle blowing problem and way for us to
discuss right versus right ethics. Wigand was removed from the B&W payroll in
March 1993 because, in his words, "When I get angry, I have
a. The ethical issue in this case is the fraudulent representation of certain numbers and
entries posted on the WorldComs financial statements. These unauthorized entries were
made to boost and raise unethically the cash flow to unrealistic levels.
The documentary illustrates corporations to have started as something for the "public good". The film
discusses original chartered corporations with clear stipulations to avoid the multitude of injustices
apparent today. This
Tony Marinov Advertising-And
the End of World
Advertising - And the End of the World
In the movie, "Advertising and the end of the world", Sut Jhally talks about how
advertising is affecting the world negatively. In the beginning of the movie Jhally talks
Affirmative action refers to policies intended to promote access to education or
employment aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group (typically,
minorities or women). Motivation for affirmative action policies
Marinov RDQ #3, p. 319
Advertising is a complex phenomenon intimately tied to society, culture, history, and the
economy that defies any simple or single definition. Some aspects of it are universal,
whereas others are culturally specific. It is pers
Marinov RDQ2, p 249
The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing
In this reading, John Orlando discusses ethics when corporations deem it necessary for layoffs
and cutbacks on personnel. The reasons why corporations downsize is because profit is low,
Simplicity and non-violence are closely related. The optimal pattern of consumption,
producing a high degree of human satisfaction by means of a relatively low rate of consumption,
allows people to live without
PHI 1710 Logic, Fall 2012
Sections: M/W 9-11 R1268 (A 101) TH 12-3 R1567 (D208)
Instructor: A. Droba
Office: B 233 Phone 248-246-2663 Hours: M W 3-4:30, T TH: 11-12:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Emergency contacts: e-mail me or contact the main office.
EXAM ONE STUDY GUIDE: (Chp. 1, 2, & 4)
Philosophy; etymology- comes from meaning the love of wisdom
- Ask the big questions like what is the meaning of life Where did
everything come from What is the nature of reality
Rational critical enterprise- philoso