Many people think of logic alone when they think of critical thinking. One has to be aware of emotion,s stereotyping, and enculturation. What is the role of logic in all of this. How does logic fit into our thought processes?
The following are examples of syllogistic arguments that are missing the conclusion. Study the two reasons very carefully and complete the syllogism with the conclusion that logically follows. 1. All mammals are warm-blooded animals. All whales are mammals. Therefore 2. All flowers are pretty objects. All pansies are f
The following are examples of syllogistic arguments that are missing the conclusions. Study the two reasons very carefully and complete the syllogism with the conclusion that logically follows. 1. All fragile things are breakable things. Some glasses are fragile things. Therefore 2. All mammals are warm-blooded animal
Nine men and two boys, trekking through the jungle, need to cross the river. They have a small inflatable boat and it's easy enough to row it across the river. The boat, however, can only hold no more than one man and two boys. How can they all get across? (Hint: suppost there was only one man and two boys.)
Nine men and two boys, trekking through the jungle, need to cross a river. They have a small inflatable boat and it's easy enough to row it across the river. The boat, however, can hold no more than one man and two boys. How can they get all across? (Hint. Suppose there was only one man and two boys).
Jo announces: "I have more than 999 books." Jean says: "No, Jo! You have fewer than 1,000 books." Mary says: "Jo has at least 1 book." Only one of these statements is true. How many books does Jo own?
Can you please revised the soft deductions in the attachment and give immediate feedback, I need to know if i am on the same page as your-self 1. Generally, women prefer men of high status. Celestina is a woman. Therefore, Celestina probably prefers men of high status. All women prefer men of high status. Celestina is a
Recently, the Vice President ("VP") of the Marketing Department at American Motors ("AM"), a fictitious large automobile manufacturing company, studied methods for increasing AM's market share of electric cars. Industry sales figures showed that AM ranked third behind the number of electric cars sold by its two biggest competito
I don't understand how to apply the first four rules of inference to this statement: "Every piece of reasoning must start somewhere. And if every piece of reasoning starts somewhere, then every piece of reasoning begins with an unsupported premise. Now, if every piece of reasoning begins with an unsupported premise, then all
Determine if this statement is valid or invalid by using the truth table method and then explain why it is valid or invalid. Human behavior is determined only if human behavior is not free. Human behavior is determined; nevertheless, it is free. Therefore, life is but a dream.
I have 25 statements I'm supposed to translate into Propositional Logic form and these three are giving me some trouble. Do you think you could help? e) Liza Minelli marries another businessman if Michael Jackson has another nose job, provided it is not the case that neither Britney Spears nor Justin Timberlake is videotape
I'm not really sure if this is a valid argument or not. We are supposed to solve it using the modern square of opposition and the wording is just confusing me! a. It is false that some dogs are not mammals. Therefore, it is false that no dogs are mammals. Valid or invalid?
Can you show me how to use the counterexample method to prove the following categorical syllogism invalid. "All criminals who assist other criminals in bank robberies are persons guilty of larceny. Accordingly, some individuals driven by greed are not persons guilty of larceny, inasmuch as some criminals who assist other cri
What is the difference between amphiboly and equivocation?
What is the "seeing as" argument for descriptionism in the imagery debate?
An explanation of the consequences of rejecting the two dogmas of empiricism, as argued for by Quine.
What are the consequences, according to Quine, of rejecting what he calls 'the two dogmas of empiricism?
Brief discussion and an example of the difference between Savage's and Jeffrey's frameworks for decision theory.
What is the main difference between Savage's and Jeffrey's framework for decision theory?
A subcategory of informal errors of argumentation is that of errors of relevance. Various types of such errors are discussed and exemplified.
Which are the errors of relevance within the category of informal errors of argumentation?
How do you use truth tables to show if an argument is valid or not??? a.Ray is thinking about his study plans. He thinks: If I don't study, then I won't do well on the test.: Therefore, if I do well, then I have studied. Is Ray's inference valid? I set it up so that: S=I study W=I do well on the test Ray's argume
I don't get how to set up truth tables with the operator symbols. How do I know what operator to put where? Can you help???? a.George Washington was the 20th U.S. President only if Thomas Jefferson played in a band with Britney Spears. b.Either George W. Bush is the current President and Bill Clinton is his vice-president
Hello, I've just started reading David Hume's "Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding" and I'm trying to figure out why Hume argues (look in part 1 of Section 4) that knowledge of "causes & effects" can't be gained through reason alone? Why can't it be? I think it's logical that reason works alone sufficiently. Please explain
Why some people use religious belief to explain their argument? I am not religious person, could you give me example?
Is is important to know whether god exists or not?
Do you believe that God exists if you had not been taught at an early age that God exists?
Translate the following into standard categorical form: a. Unfair card games are not fun b. All cats except sphinxes have fur. c. Belgian waffles are not from Belgium d. All California politicians do not have particularly huge egos. e. The World Series of baseball is never played in December. f. A few logic s
Contrapose the following propositions and state whether the converse is logically equivalent or not logically equivalent to the original. a. Some boats without sails are not crafts that are unsinkable. b. Some unsuccessful people are not incompetent people c. Some flammable objects are objects that are unsafe for babie
Obvert the following propositions and state whether the converse is logically equivalent or not logically equivalent to the original. (2 points each) a. No Tour de France riders are athletes who are unable to ride no-handed. b. Some tuition hikes are not actions fair to students.