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PHL 111 Module 5 Five Exam Answers

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In analyzing an issue or resolving a problem, we must first consider how to word our questions about it.

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In constructing questions about an issue, one needs to take a clear position.


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The term “argument” in logic and critical thinking is defined as the use of persuasive reasoning and the selective use of evidence to promote or defend a particular worldview.


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Avoid framing an issue as a debate between two opposing positions, as it then becomes harder to come up with creative solutions


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A proposition in an argument is a statement that expresses a complete thought and can be either true or false.


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A proposition in an argument that supports the conclusion is called a ________.


thesis
proposition
premise
pre-conclusion



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The stronger and more credible the premises are,


the more complex the argument will be.
the better the argument will be.
the more prescriptive the argument will be.
the more empirical the argument will be.


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In breaking down an argument, you can look for words such as therefore and thus, which are referred to as


rhetorical indicators.
conclusion indicators.
explanation indicators.
proposition indicators.


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If you are trying to identify the conclusion of an argument, ask yourself,
What is this person trying to prove?”
“Why would someone make an argument like this?”
“Is this an argument or an explanation?”
“Does this argument contain an unstated conclusion?”


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In the argument “(1) [We should ban the import of toys from China] because (2) [many of them contain lead paint and other toxins]” the word “because” serves as a conclusion indicator.


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When an argument has more than one premise, its diagram should reflect whether the premises are dependent or independent.


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“Big government is ruining this country.” Considering the four criteria for evaluating a proposition in an argument, this statement would be seen as lacking relevance.


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When developing a list of premises, in order to have a stronger and sounder argument, go back and eliminate all the premises that don’t support your position.


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In writing an essay on an issue, the conclusion is usually presented as a thesis statement in the first paragraph.


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“Should I take this job? It pays less than my current job, but the work would be more meaningful to me.” A person with good critical-thinking skills would immediately know what decision to make.


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