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Continental Philosophy and Hegelian Idealism

Write an analytical essay in which you describe the historical development of Continental philosophy's existentialism and phenomenology as a response to Hegelian idealism. Pay special attention to the key contributors and principle issues of the time.

Critical Thinking Questions

What is inductive reasoning? What is deductive reasoning? Which is more likely to be useful when practicing the art of persuasion? Why? Can we think without using language? How can language influence our perceptions?

Reasoning is applied.

E. If people are unemployed, they must be lazy. There's a job for everyone who rally wants to work. h. An unborn fetus is a human being. j. Truth is an intensely personal matter: What is true for me is not necessary true for you.

Feminine and Masculine Human traits

1. Propose a list of human traits that are believed to be "feminine" and traits that are "masculine." Support your claims with reasons. 2. Propose a list of human traits that you believe are "female" and traits that are "male." Support your claims with reasons.


1. Isaac Asimov, the science fiction writer, said that he did not believe in flying saucers because most people did, and through the ages the masses have been invariably wrong. His statement is best explained by: A . He is biased against the masses B . The masses tend not to think critically C . The masses always believe in

Truth Test

1. The Constitution of the United States says under Amendment II, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." Therefore individual citizens are assured of the right to keep and bear arms in their homes and on their person for t

Some examples on logical fallacies

Several sample test questions are presented in which the student is required to determine whether an argument does or does not commit a logical fallacy. Solutions to the sample test questions are provided along with explanatory notes.

Critical thinking problem is worked.

I need help in coming up with an ansewr to this is VERY confusing..can you please help me. Four men and four women are shipwrecked on a desert island. Eventually each one falls in love with one another, and is himself loved by one person. John falls in love with a girl who is, unfortunately, in love with Jim.

Critical Thinking Problem on Mark's Color

Three intelligent men, applying for a job, seem equal in all pertinent attributes, so the prospectiver employer, also an intelligent man, sets a simple problem for them. The job, he says, wil go for the first applicant to solve it. A mark is placed on each man's forehead. The three are told that eachhas either a black mark or


1)Smith, Johnson, and Cohen live in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx (not necessarily in that order).They are flying to New York City in a jet whose pilot, copilot, and navigator are named Smythe, Jenson, and Kohn (again, not necessarily respectively). It is known that a. Cohen lives in The Bronx. b. Johnson is deaf and

Generalizations and universal statements and fallacies are embodied.

1) In recent months, conservatives have been celebrating the feats of computer technology in war. 2) Stockbrokers are notorious for using everything from tide tables to football games to make market prognostications. 3) Every great advance. every profound insight in the sciences and other intellectual disciplines, has torn

What fallacy is represented below?

What fallacy is represented below? The death penalty is a warning just like a lighthouse throwing its beams out to sea. We hear about shipwrecks, but we do not hear about the ships that the lighthouse guides safely on their way. We do not have proof of the number of ships it saves, but we do not tear the lighthouse down.

Is this an invalid or valid syllogism?

All items made of gold are expensive items. Some rings are items made of gold. Therefore, some rings are expensive items. Is this an invalid or valid syllogism?

An instructor of interpersonal skills for managers is examined.

Scenario: Maria, an instructor of interpersonal skills for managers, has had three sessions with a particular organization. She was told that Neil has not been able to keep a team together for more than three months at a time. She notices that, in her workshops, he lounges with a bored expression and reads the sports pages whil

Valid or invalid claims are judged.

Madeline must have known the material for the test, because if a person knows the material, that person will always get an A, and Madeline was one of the students that got an A.


Do you agree with the proposition that about 25% of the adult population uses formal operations (i.e. critical thinking) on a regular basis?

Predicate Logic Proofs

I am looking for help with Predicate and Quantitative Logic. Provide proofs for the attached 4 problems using the 9 rules of inference, the 10 rules of replacement and Quantitative logic. --- Provide proof s for the following four arguments using: The 9 rules of inference; Modus Pollens (MP); Modus Tollens (MT); Hypothe

Critical Legal Theory and Critical Legal Studies

I was assigned a 7 minute oral report yesterday. I am having trouble distinguishing these two topics from one another. I plan to encompass both in my presentation on Critical Legal Theory and Critical Legal Studies. I need to know: 1. Origin - (I think this is Marx, but I am having trouble getting details). 2. What trig

Argument analysis

1. I'm having difficulty analyzing arguments-identifying, supplying missing premises for inductive and deductive arguments, diagramming, reconstructing and listing claims and diagramming. For eg. Number must be either infinite or finite. But it cannot be infinite. An infinite number is neither odd nor even, but numbers are

Formalize and Evaluate an Argument

Hi, I'm having some problems with this topic. I need to formalize the argument and state what the premises are and the conclusion. I also need to evaluate the argument to show the effectiveness of it. Thanks for your help. --- Here's what I think: everyone is selfish. You're always looking out for Number One, no matt

Putting arguments into standard form

I can understand the basic standard form of an argument when it is given to me, but when I see an argument without a second premis I dont understand it. My teacher is not very good at explaining and will not even recommend a good book for me to read to help understand. This is my last hope to understand these examples before the

Arguing for Locke's position in his Letter Concerning Toleration

Government is a civil interest Arguments: 1. Soul is each person's responsibility 2. Faith cannot be forced - Faith-belief - Government has laws. - Laws are only effective because of force. 3. Forced belief is not acceptable to God. - Voluntarily Can you explain me what does it mean? Please g

Evaluating arguments

I present and explain some basic concepts pertaining to the evaluation of an argument.