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PHI 103 Week 1 DQ 1 (Consider an argument you have recently)


PHI 103 Week 1 DQ 2 (Logic can do a great deal in helping us understand our
arguments)
PHI 103 Week 1 Quiz
PHI 103 Week 2 DQ 1 (Construct a deductive argument)
PHI 103 Week 2 DQ 2 (Construct an inductive argument)
PHI 103 Week 2 Assignment Final Paper Outline Pro Choice (Legalized
Abortion)
PHI 103 Week 2 Quiz

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PHI 103 Week 1 DQ 1 (Consider an argument you h


ave recently)
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Consider an argument you have recently had with a friend, family


member, manager, co-worker, or someone else. Identify the topic
of the argument and present that argument in premise-conclusion
form, identifying both the premises and conclusion.

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PHI 103 Week 1 DQ 2 (Logic can do a great deal i


n helping us understand our arguments)

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DQ 2;
Logic can do a great deal in helping us understand our arguments. Explain
what advantages we obtain by studying logic in terms of improving our
reasoning. Consider a debate over whether prayer should be allowed in
public schools. Explain what logic can and cannot do. In other words, what
kinds of questions and topics are not decided by logical analysis ?

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PHI 103 Week 1 Quiz

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Question : Which of these could be seen as a premise in an


argument?
2. Question : A valid deductive argument, the premises of which
are accepted as true, shows
3. Question : "You didn't like that book; so you probably don't
like to read" is
4. Question : In the statement, "You didn't like that restaurant; so
you probably don't like to eat out," "you probably don't like to out"
is the

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PHI 103 Week 2 Assignment Final Paper Outline P


ro Choice (Legalized Abortion)

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Final Paper Outline. Review the Final Paper instructions in Week 5


of the online course or in the Components of Course Evaluation
section of this guide.
Then, visit the Ashford Writing Center (located in the Learning
Resources tab in the left navigation bar).
The outline must contain a Introduction with thesis statement.
At least five body paragraphs, using the provided model.
Conclusion

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PHI 103 Week 2 DQ 1 (Construct a deductive argu


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DQ 2
Construct an inductive argument for a specific conclusion. Then, explain what
you might do to make this inductive argument stronger, either by revising
the premises or by revising the conclusion.

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PHI 103 Week 2 DQ 2 (Construct an inductive arg


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DQ 2
Construct an inductive argument for a specific conclusion. Then, explain what
you might do to make this inductive argument stronger, either by revising
the premises or by revising the conclusion.

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PHI 103 Week 2 Quiz

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Question :
"10 is less than 100; 100 is less than 1,000; consequently, 10 is
less than 1,000" is an example of a
2. Question :
One way to make an inductive argument stronger is to
3. Question : All sound arguments are valid, but not all valid arguments are
sound. This means
4. Question :
Inductive arguments should never be characterized as
5. Question :
Inductive arguments are evaluated in terms of

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PHI 103 Week 3 Assignment Stereotype Paper

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PHI 103 Week 3 Assignment Stereotype Paper
Stereotype Paper.
Read Stereotyping Has Lasting Negative Impact: Prejudice has lingering
effects,study shows and watch How Pre-existing Beliefs Distort Logical
Reasoning.
Discuss three stereotypes you encounter in your own life and the effect those
stereotypes can have on others.

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PHI 103 Week 3 DQ 1 (Considering the fallacies d


iscussed in Chapter Four)

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DQ 1
Considering the fallacies discussed in Chapter Four of An Introduction to
Logic, construct three different arguments that display distinct fallacies.
Give an explanation of why each makes a mistake in drawing the conclusion
it does. Review your classmates examples and see if they, in fact, commit
the fallacy identified.

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PHI 103 Week 3 DQ 2 (One rich source of fallacies


is the media

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DQ 2
One rich source of fallacies is the media: television, radio, magazines, and the
Internet (including, of course, commercials.) Identify two distinct fallacies
you see committed in the media. Do you think it is more likely that you will
not be fooled by these fallacies having studied logic? What do you think
those presenting these arguments assume about the logical

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PHI 103 Week 3 Quiz

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Question : "China uses too much oil. So they shouldn't develop their industry"
may commit which fallacy?
2. Question :
"Julie started carrying a rabbit's foot, then she won the
lottery. The rabbit's foot must have caused her to win the lottery" commits
a(n)
3. Question :
A person who is shown his or her argument commits a
fallacy should
4. Question :
A fallacy is an argument that

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PHI 103 Week 4 Critical Thinking Quiz

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Question :
Mrs.Orlof teaches two history classes, one in the morning
and one in the afternoon. Yesterday she gave the same test to both classes.
Anyone who failed the test must take a retest. Since a greater percentage of
students who took the morning test failed the test than students who took the
afternoon test, more of Orlofs morning history students than afternoon
history students will have to take the retest.
The conclusion above is not necessarily valid because

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PHI 103 Week 4 DQ 1 (Scientists design experimen


ts and try to obtain results)
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DQ 1; As stated in our text book scientists design experiments and try to
obtain results verifying or disproving a hypothesis, but philosophers are the
driving force in determining what factors determine the validity of scientific
results. (Mosser, 2011). Karl Popper's philosophy of science uses modus as
the central method of disconfirming, or falsifying, scientific hypotheses.

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PHI 103 Week 4 DQ 2 (Mary is poor. She has not be


en able to find a job)
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DQ 2
Mary is poor. She has not been able to find a job and has two children she
needs to feed. Assume Mary is forced to let her children go hungry or steal
some food from a local grocery store. Which should she do? Construct an
argument that supports Mary's decision to steal the food or an argument that
shows why Mary should not steal the food. Critique the arguments offered
by your classmates.

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PHI 103 Week 4 Quiz

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. Question :
A good way to establish a conclusion as true, or probable, is to
2. Question :
Logicians regard the following as the meaning of the word
"argument."
3. Question :
A strongly supported claim in science should be regarded as
4. Question :
Examining reasons and constructing arguments can help in

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PHI 103 Week 5 DQ 1 (Write two arguments in Eng


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DQ 1;Write two arguments in English, one in the form of modus ponens and
one in the form of modus tollens. Then, write the arguments in symbols
using sentence letters and truth-functional connectives.

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PHI 103 Week 5 DQ 2 (Imagine someone asks you


what you have learned)
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Imagine someone asks you what you have learned in your logic class and what
you found to be the most useful information you learned there. Is it
important for people to study logic? What kinds of mistakes might they
make without having been exposed to a careful study of reasoning provided
by logic?

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PHI 103 Week 5 Final Paper Legalized Abortion

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Argument Paper
For the Final Paper, you will identify a specific claim relative to one of the
topics listed before and defend it with as strong an argument as possible.
These topics are presented below as questions. The best way to develop a
thesis statement is to offer an answer to the question, and then state in a
clear and specific sentence the basis for your answer
1. Should homosexuals be able to marry?

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PHI 103 Week 5 Quiz

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1. Question :
The sentence "P Q" is read as
2. Question :
"P v Q" is best interpreted as
3. Question :
What is the truth value of the sentence "P v ~ P"?
4. Question :
If P is false, and Q is false, the truth-value of "P Q" is
5. Question :
"Julie and Kurt got married and had a baby" is best
symbolized as

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