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PHI 1101 Final: Topics for the Final Exam


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHI 1101
Professor
Iva Apostolova
Study Guide
Final

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WhatiscoveredonthefinalexamonDecember15,2014?
ThefinalexamisNOTcumulative.Herearethetopicsandthetypesof
questionstoexpect:
Therewillbeasectionondistinguishingargumentsfromnonarguments
(frommidterm1).Expectthefollowingtypesofquestionsinthissection:
Ex:Determinewhetherthefollowingsetsofstatementsareargumentsornot.Justify
youranswer(statewhatdistinguishesargumentsfromnonargumentssuchas
explanations,etc.).
ImissedthebusIusuallygetandtheycomeeveryhalfanhour,soIfrozetodeathwhile
waitingforthebusinthesnowstorm. 
Thisexampleisfrommidterm1.Youarerequiredtoexplainwhyyouthinkthe
exampleisanexampleofanargumentornonargument(suchasan
explanation).Themostcommonnonargumentformisanexplanation.Review
thesectionsonexplanationsinHughes.
Therewillbeasectiononreconstructingarguments(frommidterm2).
Expectthefollowingtypesofquestionsinthissection:
Ex:Reconstructthefollowingargumentbyindicatingwhichthepremisesandthemain
conclusionare(youcouldusethevariablesP1…,Ctoindicatepremisesandconclusion
butyoudon’thaveto!),supplythemissingpremise(s)and/orconclusion(s)ifany(again
youcanusethevariablesMP1…,MCifyouwant).Ifyoufindthatanyofthearguments
arecomplexarguments,indicatethesubconclusion(s).
ImissedthetestbecauseIdidn'thearmyalarmthismorning,becauseIstudieduntil4:00a.m.
lastnight,becauseIhadbeenhomefortheweekendanddidn'tgetbackuntilmidnight.Itwas
notmyfaultthatImissedthetest.ItwouldbeunfairifIwerepunishedforsomethingthatis
notmyfault.Refusingmeamakeuptestisapunishment.
Theexampleisfrommidterm2.Youareaskedtoidentifythepremisesandthe
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