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Expressive and directive functions of language.

The following statements concern the expressive and directive functions of language. Choose answer (a) or (b). A. Criticism is properly the rod of divination: a hazel switch for the discovery of buried treasure, not a birch twig for the castigation of offenders. 1. Expressive: (a) a positive attitude towards criticism (b)

Organizational Planning

1. What are the different types of plans that organizations can use? What types of plans does your organization (webpros) use and why? 2. What are the steps in the planning process? Which step is the most crucial? Why? Can organizations over-plan? Why or why not?

Four Functions of Management at WorldCom

I need help explaining how each one of the following factors impact the four functions of management at WorldCom. In your explanation include specific examples of these impacts: 1) Globalization 2) Technology 3) Innovation 4) Diversity 5) Ethics Also, explain how managers can use delegation to manage the impact that

Examples of Fallacies

Can you give me 3 examples of Fallacies that are in the news today and explain why they are Fallacies? Also- Can you define fallacy and give me your thoughts on the subject?

Valid or Invalid Syllogism

Are this syllogism valid or invalid? Some sticky substances are yucky things. All taffy is a sticky substance. Therefore, some taffy is a yucky thing. Also, how do I end this one? All books are things with pages. Some books are mysteries. Therefore,

Fallacies

The following arguments contain various kinds of fallacies. Evaluate each and identify the fallacy using the matching list on the bottom. 1. We can recognize that athletes that participate in sports must be given special consideration within our grading system, or we can let the university sink into athletic oblivion. 2.

Scientific Groups Disagree About Neanderthals' Ability to Speak

The following T/F statements refer to this news report: Scientific Groups Disagree About Neanderthals' Ability to Speak Recent reports indicating that Neanderthals were able to speak were wrong, researchers say. Scientists from Duke University reported in May that a bony canal in the skulls of Neanderthals called the hypog

truth-values of a-c on the following interpretation.

5. Determine the truth-values of a-c on the following interpretation. UD: Set of U.S. cities Bxyz: x is between y and z n: New York City c: Chicago s: San Francisco a. Bnsc v Bsnc b. (Ax)Bxcs > (Ex) ~ Bxcs c. (Ax)(~ Bxsc = Bscn)

A case study is listed.

Jeffrey, a manager in his 40s, works for a medium-sized organization in Chicago, and is fed up with work. The problem is not financial, it is that he is not being recognized. The boss recently brought in an outsider to help him at his own expertise. He has applied for other jobs and has been offered one in California. The in

The Sales Manager for Big C represents the public face of the consultant company.

Xenia, I need your help.The following is all about the Big C firm. I need help going more in depth(1/2 pages) about the HR departments role such as how HR handles all the pay, personnel and other internal functions for the Big C firm. Also a few Power Point slides would help out great to portray the key points. The Sales Man

How do assumptions relate to the process of critical thinking?

1. How do assumptions relate to the process of critical thinking? 2. What are the essential components of a logical argument? 3. What is the meaning of validity, truth, and soundness as they relate to the area of logical syllogisms? 4. What are the two formal fallacies?

Syllogisms

I am having issues with a subject. I need you to answer these attached questions and explain why so I can complete other like it.

Valid or Invalid Syllogisms

Hypothetical syllogisms (conditional arguments) can have two valid and two invalid structures. The two valid structures are affirming the antecedent (modus ponens) and denying the consequent (modus tollens). The two invalid structures, or fallacies, are denying the antecedent and affirming the consequent. Please help me determin

Inductive thinking and logic and beliefs

1. Identify and explain one or two beliefs and attitudes of those around you that you believe are founded on poor logic (inductive or deductive). Can you find illogical thinking embedded in cultural beliefs? Please explain. 2. What are soft deductive arguments? How do these relate to inductive thinking? What is needed to emb

Assumptions

Write down the assumptions they believe are being made. Here is an example: Ed and Sarina are college educated. They decided to move to the suburbs from the city, although both will continue to work in the city. The pressures of the city are getting to them. They are having more arguments. They spend weekends getting out of the

Essay Questions: Critical Thinking: Strategies in Decision Making.

Need help! Need help composing an essay question or questions relational to "Critical Thinking: Strategies in Decision Making." Number 1 The design should have the effect of integrating the concepts of critical thinking. Number 2 It should be challenging, the response(s) demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate

Logics

Question 1 1. (R v X) > (A > B) 2. Q > ~C 3. ~C > Z 4. R . Y 5. Q v A /Z v B Question 2 1. ~(U v R) 2. (~R v N) > (P . H) 3. Q > ~H / ~Q question 3 1. ~(S v C) 2. ~(S . R) > (C v D) /D Question 3 answers Expanded Question 4 1. D > P /(I . D) > P Question 5 text 1. P v

Critical Thinking in Decision-making

Please help me with ideas so I can write the following: In APA format. 700-1,000 word paper in which you describe critical thinking. In your paper, provide an example from a work related experience that involved critical thinking,and the importance and benefits of critical thinking in the decision-making processes. Be sure to

Logics - 17 Rules of Inference

Can someone please help me with these? Use the 17 rules of inference to prove the following argument valid. question 1 1. (Z > X) . (X > ~Z) 2. Z v X 3. ~X / A . B question 2 1. B v (S . N) 2. B > ~S 3. S > ~N / B v W question 3 1. (Q . F) v R 2. (Q v R) > ~P 3. ~A / ~(A v P) question 4

If A, B, and C are TRUE and X, Y, and Z are FALSE

25. If A, B, and C are TRUE and X, Y, and Z are FALSE and P and Q are UNDETERMINED what is the truth value of the following proposition? A = (P = ~P) 26. If A, B, and C are TRUE and X, Y, and Z are FALSE and P and Q are UNDETERMINED what is the truth value of the following proposition? ~Z v ~Q 27. If A, B, and C a