Share
Explore BrainMass

Logic & Critical Thinking

Issues/Concerns and Recommendations/Solutions

Mainly, how would you approach the problem and what COAs would you develop? Question - What are the critical issues/concerns and recommendations/fix of each area ? Synopsis: I have just been put in charge of rebuilding a military unit that was recently pretty much wiped out in a battle. There are survivors; however, moral

Valid Or Invalid Venn Diagrams

Five identical sweatshirts are placed in a bag. A letter is stiched to the back of each shirt; two of the letters are L's and three are W's. Chris, Hugo and Mary each pull out a sweatshirt without looking at it and put it on. Chris can see Mary's and Hugo's and correctly deduces, "I cannot tell which letter I have on." Mary's on

Surfing Internet news sites

On your lunch break, you surf Internet news sites and read articles on the following topic to prompt a discussion on the relevance of data analysis. After reading these articles, you have become interested on researching additional resources on the data analysis using the Internet, and all other resources that are linked to

Bazerman's Six Steps

Think about a recent business decision you have made that was either a success or a failure. Your supervisor asked you to email him/her a self-evaluation of this decision as part of your yearly evaluation. You are to be as objective and open minded as possible. Analyze your decision using Bazerman's six steps as a guide: define

True or false and multiple choice

1. Critical thinking is a natural process which requires no effort. A ) True B ) False 2. Critical thinking skills are important in... A ) school B ) home C ) civic life D ) work E ) all of the above 3. Logic is A ) useful in winning arguments B ) a fallacy C ) the stu

Questions and answers

1. Critical thinking is a natural process which requires no effort. A ) True B ) False 2. Critical thinking skills are important in... A ) school B ) home C ) civic life D ) work E ) all of the above 3. Logic is A ) useful in winning arguments B ) a fallacy C ) the stu

Authorities and Mirror tendencies are applied.

1. Authorities To what extent should we rely on any authority for information? Is this approach ever a reasonable way of knowing? What would it be like to live in a word in which we believed only in what we experienced and never in what we heard from others? Think about information you gathered about "emergency preparedn

Testing syllogisms and conditional arguments for validity

Part 1. To be a valid syllogism, the conclusion must be proven by the reasons. Carefully study the following syllogisms and decide if they are valid or invalid: 1. All zebras are striped animals. No zebras are polar bears. Therefore, no polar bears are striped animals. 2. All clowns are funny

Philosophy fallacies, Atheism

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. Please see attached.

Logic questions

Give a critical evaluation of each of the following passages 5. "The First Amendment forbids the government from prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Therefore, the government cannot prohibit religions from engaging in human sacrifice." (Daniel E. Flage, Logic, 1995) 6. If cigarette smokers are warned of the hazards

Fallacy article is assessed.

Identify the fallacy each article commits. I identified the first one to be slippery slope and the second as common belief and the third I am lost. Can you identify these correctly for me by highlighting and explaining why you think they commit these fallacies. Answer the following question below. The Other Shoe

Various

1. Being an only child is (necessary, sufficient, or necessary and sufficient) condition for being a sibling? Explain? 2. Truth table for: It is not the case that if the Lakers do not win the championship, then the coach will be fired. Therefore, if the Lakers do win the championship, then the coach will be fired. Is t

Truth tables and conditionals

1.Give example of conditioanl where, the antecedent is false and the consequent is true, and conditional is true. Also where the conditional is false. 2. Give example of conditional where, the antecedent is false and the consequent is false and the conditional is true. Also, where the conditional is false. 3. Truth tables

Fallacies and main conclusion

I'm really confused with what to do. I need help on this. I need to find the main conclusion and fallacies in this article (see attachment). Thank you so very much. I appreciate it greatly!

Critical Thinking and Identifying Logical Fallacies

The following arguments contained various kinds of fallacies. We had to formulate each fallacy into an argument. 1. We can recognize that athletes that can participate in sports must be given special consideration within our grading system, or we can let the university descend into athletic oblivion. 2. I do not know wh

Reasoning and Critical Thinking problem is solved.

It is noon, your lunch hour and you cannot go outside due to the fact it is hailing and raining. You radio weather man says the hail will turn to all rain and it will continue to rain for the remainder of the day. How can one determine if hte sun will be shining in 36 hours. Justify the answer.

How Logic Fits into Our Thought Processes

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?

syllogism completion exercise

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

Logic boat/river issue

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.)

How can they get across?

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).

Accurate Soft Deductions Feedback

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

Critical thinking questions and issues are featured.

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

Applying the First Four Rules of Inference

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

translate into Propositional Logic form

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