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Philosophy
Course
PHL 214
Professor
Luke Clark
Semester
Fall

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Deductive arguments • All humans are mortal. Sally is a human. Therefore, Sally is mortal. Inductive arguments • In math class, the average mark is 78%. Mary is a student in that class, therefore her average is probably 78%. (Statistical) • Sally is in the class. 70% of students are on time to class. Therefore, likely that Sally is on time to class. (Statistical, general to particular) (If we start from general claim, it is statistical claim.) • Most human are mortal. Sally is a human. Therefore, it is likely that Sally is mortal. (Statistical) • The 2,000 students chosen randomly were tested at Centennial college have an IQ of 99. Likely,
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