CHAPTER 1 SECTION 2 Assignment
Is the following passage an argument, explanation, conditional statement, simple exposition?
The cause of the confusion was an ambiguous exit sign.
c. conditional statement
d. simple exposition
CHAPTER 1 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
Total Time spent:
28 minutes, 57 seconds
Score for selected take: 100% (29/29)
True or false, the following passage is an argument:
People normally believe what others tell them unless there is reason to be suspicious. Thi
April 14, 2012
Again analyzing Regehrs article, the final phase of argument evaluation
must take place. In order to distinguish whether or not all the premises constitute grounds
adequate for the conclusion, the warrant for the
CHAPTER 4 SECTION 2
The Sibling Rivalry Case
(1) People who have a brother or sister are in a different family situation from those who do not
have a brother or sister.
(2) People who have a brother or sister have to compete with their sibling for the
Culpable Non-Violence: An Argument Evaluation
The article, Culpable Non-Violence: The Moral Ambiguity of Pacifism, by Ernie
Regehr, provides an elaborate argument regarding the war in Sudan. The whole argument itself
contains a main argument and a
As previously noted, not all of the premises in Ernie Regehrs argument are
linked in the same manner. The first five premises are linked together to support the main
conclusion. They also form the main sub argument and
CHAPTER 6 SECTION 3 ASSIGNMENT
Background: An advertisement shows two attractive-looking women wearing dresses with polka
dots. The text is "Retro Style. Polka dots return. The signature of American style." Assume that
the ad has a missing conclusion,
CHAPTER 3 SECTION 2
For Background on this question, see Govier, p. 111.
Indicate whether the following passage contains an example of ambiguity or vagueness, or
whether it involves neither problem. (Enter "ambiguity," "vagueness," or "no problem.")
CHAPTER 2 SECTION 4 ASSIGNMENT
You are worried about John? You shouldn't worry. He had rabies, but after all, rabies is not fatal.
The conclusion of this argument is
a. John had rabies.
b. Rabies is not fatal.
c. You should not be worried about John.
CHAPTER 2 SECTION 5 ASSIGNMENT
If you've eaten a banana, you've eaten everything in Nutrasweet.
Which of the following best interprets this passage?
a. This passage is simply a conditional sentence. It expresses no argument.
The statement by itself sup