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Logic & Critical Thinking

Define Critical Thinking

In your own words, define critical thinking. To ensure that you are studying credible information, identify five criteria that should be considered as you browse research topics in the library. To know what information is available on a webpage, identify any five pieces of information that a web page can tell you.

"Argument of Evil"

4. One of the most troublesome arguments adduced by atheists against the belief in the existence of God is the so-called "argument of evil." Explain in detail what is entailed by this argument. Is it possible to find a solution to the difficulties apparently posed by this argument?

What is the fallacy and definition of the Hypothetical Syllogism

I am trying to learn and EASILY identify fallacy types... Deny the Consequent, Deny the Antecedent (invalid) etc. Here are a few examples along with my initial response, but it doesn't appear that I got them right (although I don't know what the correct answer would be). Your assistance is greatly appreciated. I thought

Ethics in the Workplace Case Study Action Plan- TAP Pharmacy

Determine all the facts: symptoms of problems and root problems in the case attached. AN UNETHICAL CULTURE IN NEED OF CHANGE: TAP PHARMACEUTICALS In 1995, Douglas Durand was offered the position of vice-president for sales at TAP Pharmaceuticals. TAP had been formed 25 years before by Takeda Chemical Industries of Japan a

How do assumptions relate to the process of critical thinking?

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

What determines if an argument is fallacious

What determines if an argument is fallacious? Why and how are fallacies used intentionally? Identify and describe some slippery slope arguments regarding controversial social issues. What issues might we tend to think about in black-and-white terms? Why? What's a hypothetical syllogism?

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.

PHIL/251

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 problem...it 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

Critical thinking and language

What role does language and language diversity play in the critical thinking process? How does language empower or limit the expression of our thoughts? What is the role of critical thinking in persuasion?

PHL/251

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

differentiating between generalization and universal statements

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 d

What fallacy is represented below?

What fallacy is represented below? Every attempt to prove that people are immortal has failed. No evidence can be found which shows that people's souls exist after death; hence, immortality is false.

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.

A logical fallacy..

What fallacy is represented below? I love visiting Wyoming because I enjoy traveling in the West.

A logical fallacy..

What fallacy is represented below? We should either pay our teachers better salaries or admit that we don't care about our children's education.

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?