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Lecture 8

MODR 1760 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Logical Form


Department
Modes Of Reasoning
Course Code
MODR 1760
Professor
Cael D.Zorn
Lecture
8

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MODR1760AC SU17 Session 4 May 10 Module 1 Homework 1
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MODULE 1 HOMEWORK 1 QUESTIONS
PUTTING ARGUMENTS IN STANDARD ARGUMENT FORM
Put the following arguments in standard argument form. List all premises separately.
Include only stated premises and stated conclusions. You are NOT required to supply
unstated premises or conclusions. Each question is worth 2 marks, for a total of 20
marks.
1. You shouldn’t lie to friends. Carla is your friend. Therefore, you shouldn’t lie to
Carla.
P1: you shouldn’t lie to friends
P2: Carla is your friend
C: Therefore, you shouldn’t lie to Carla
2. If you want to catch Bruce’s attention, then you should make sure that your teeth
are white. You want to catch Bruce’s attention. So, you should make sure your
teeth are white.
P1: If you want to catch Bruce’s attention, then you should make sure that your teeth
are white
P2: You want to catch Bruce’s attention
C: So, you should make sure your teeth are white
3. Abortion raises serious moral questions because abortion involves the taking of a
human life, and anything that involves the taking of a human life raises serious
moral questions.
P1: Abortion involves the taking of a human life
P2: Anything that involves the taking of a human life raises serious moral questions
C: Abortion raises serious moral questions
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