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PHI 1101 Study Guide - Final Guide: Venn Diagram

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PHI 1101
Mark Brown
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PHI 1101: Exam Outline
I. Please circle the letter that corresponds to the best answer. Each question is worth one
25 Questions = 25 marks
II. State what is implicit premise or conclusion for the arguments below and write out
what the implicit premise or conclusion is. Each question is worth two marks.
3 Questions = 6 marks
III. For each of the following, put the arguments into standard form and provide a diagram
for each. You may want to keep in mind that you may have to reformulate some claims,
that explanations may occur, and that noise or redundancies may arise in some arguments.
The value of each question is noted in parentheses.
5 Questions = 15 marks
IV. For each of the following: (1) identify which of the three nondeductive arguments that
we considered in chapter three is used. Next, (2) state whether the argument is successful or
unsuccessful. (3) If the argument is successful, provide a brief explanation for why it is so.
If the argument is unsuccessful, provide a brief explanation for why it is so. Each is worth 2
3 Questions = 6 marks
V. For the arguments below, use the valid argument forms to show how the conclusion
follows from the premises by a series of valid inferences. In other words, add the line or
lines necessary to demonstrate the proper valid inferences. Be sure to cite the lines from
which each inference follows and give its justification. Each is worth three marks.
3 Questions = 9 marks
VI. Draw a Venn diagram for each of the following categorical syllogisms and state whether
each is valid or invalid. Each question is worth two marks.
5 Questions = 10 marks
VII. Analyze the following causal arguments. (1) Identify the conclusion and (2) say
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