Abortion is murder because murder is intentionally killing an innocent person.  Therefore, abortion is wrong.

Abortion is murder because murder is intentionally killing an innocent person.  Therefore, abortion is wrong.

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  1. The rate of drowning increases with the rate of ice cream eating.  Therefore, ice cream eating leads to drowning.

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Determine whether the conclusion follows from the premises:

  1. No cats are pleasant creatures.  This is a mouse.  Since it is not a cat, it is a pleasant creature.

Determine whether the argument is sound or unsound.  Then determine whether each argument is valid or invalid.

  1. All cats are feral.  Tabitha is a cat.  Tabitha is feral.

Show that the argument is invalid.

  1. Using the Counterexample Method, show that the argument’s conclusion does not follow:

“If I score an A on the test, then I will pass the class.” “I passed the class!” “Therefore I scored an A on the test.”

Identify both the explicit and implicit premises of the argument presented.  Assess whether the premises of the argument presented should be accepted or rejected.

  1. Killing people is always wrong.  Euthanasia is an example of one person killing another.  Therefore, it is clear that euthanasia is wrong, and should continue to be illegal.

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Therefore, abortion is wrong.

Explicit premises:

Implicit premises:

  1. The rate of drowning increases with the rate of ice cream eating.  Therefore, ice cream eating leads to drowning.

Explicit premises:

Implicit premises:

Determine whether the conclusion follows from the premises:

  1. No cats are pleasant creatures.  This is a mouse.  Since it is not a cat, it is a pleasant creature.

Determine whether the argument is sound or unsound.  Then determine whether each argument is valid or invalid.

  1. All cats are feral.  Tabitha is a cat.  Tabitha is feral.

Show that the argument is invalid.

  1. Using the Counterexample Method, show that the argument’s conclusion does not follow:

“If I score an A on the test, then I will pass the class.” “I passed the class!” “Therefore I scored an A on the test.”

Identify both the explicit and implicit premises of the argument presented.  Assess whether the premises of the argument presented should be accepted or rejected.

  1. Killing people is always wrong.  Euthanasia is an example of one person killing another.  Therefore, it is clear that euthanasia is wrong, and should continue to be illegal.

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