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A valid argument is one that, if its premises are accepted as true, has (Points : 1)
PHI 103 -
1. If we discover that a deductive argument is not valid, we should
ANS. reject using it.
2. Question :People study reason in order to:
understand their own reasoning better.
Prevent being deceived by bad arguments.
improving their skills in arguing.
ANS- All of the above
3. Question : A valid argument is an argument that is such that
ANS- if its premises are true, guarantees the truth of the conclusion.
4. Question : Which of these could be seen as a premise in an argument?
Rectangles have four sides.
Apples are better than oranges.
John likes to read long books.
ANS - All of the above
5. Question : "If I do well in logic, then I will be happy" is called a ______________ sentence.
6.Question : "Deborah loves Ron; Ron loves Deborah; therefore Deborah and Ron love each other" is
ANS - an argument
7.Question : Which of the following sentences is not grammatical, or syntactically well-formed?
ANS - Apples black are.
8. Ques tion : Which of the following is most likely to be a conclusion?
ANS - Consequently Paris is in France
9.Question : To identify an argument, one should try to identify
ANS - the premises and conclusion.
10. Question : An argument can have
ANS - any number of premises.
PHI 103 -
1. The premises of an argument are
ANS - CORRECT true or false.
2.If I expect that something in the future will be similar to something in the past, it is likely that I am using
CORRECT inductive reasoning.
3.Question : A valid argument is one that, if its premises are accepted as true, has
ANS - a true conclusion.
4.Question : Assume you are given a sound argument. What do you know about it?
It is deductive.
It is valid.
ANS - Both A and B
None of the above
5.Question : "All dogs hate cats. Sirius is a dog. So Sirius hates cats" is an example of a
ANS - valid deductive argument.
6.Question : One way to make an inductive argument stronger is to
ANS- make the conclusion weaker.
7.Question : In logic, arguments are never described as
ANS - true.
8. Question : Even if an inductive argument is extremely strong, its conclusion may still
ANS- be false.
9.Question : Deductive arguments should never be characterized as
ANS - TRUE
10. Question : One way to make an inductive argument stronger is to
ANS - offer more reasons to support the conclusion.