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    Plagiarism and Authority Issues

    Explain the problem of plagiarism and authority as it relates to citation. Do you also see a problem here? Why are vendors a problematic source for academic papers? Why are open-contributed websites like Wikipedia a questionable authority?

    Terri Schiavo's Parents

    Resource: "Terri Schiavo's Parents" news clip View the CNN Pipeline news clip located on aXcess for Week Eight. Post your response to the following: State your stance on the Terri Schiavo case, and identify the moral value judgment that influenced you to choose your stance. An example of a stance is, "Terri Schiavo shou

    Evaluating conclusions based on premises for 12 arguments.

    Given the premises, discuss whether the conclusion of each argument that follows is (a) true beyond a reasonable doubt, (b) probably true, or (c) possibly true or possibly false. You should expect disagreement on these items, but the closer your answers are to your instructor's, the better. 1. The sign on the parking meter says

    Identify any examples of fallacies

    Identify any examples of fallacies in the following passages. Tell why you think these are fallacies, and identify which category they belong in, if they fit any category we've described. 1. Letter to the editor: "I would like to express my feelings on the recent conflict between county supervisor Blanche Wilder and Murdoc

    Critical Thinking

    Could you give me an example of how you use critical thinking in your profession? I need to come up with some examples from my profession, but I'm kind of stuck and would appreciate your feedback.

    Symbolic Logic is applied.

    Prove the following argument: It is false that both Arthur is not anxious and Billy is not boisterous If Xavier is difficult and Billy is boisterous then Penelope is a prude If Xavier is not difficult then Arthur is anxious Arthur is not anxious Therefore, it is false that if Xavier is difficult then Penelope is not a pr

    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.


    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?


    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