Philosophy

Simply the argument into conclusion and premises. Evaluate whether or not the argument is valid/ or invalid and sound/ or unsound.

“Then since you have been born and brought up and educated, can you deny, in the first place, that you were our child and servant, both you and your ancestors? … Are you so wise as to have forgotten that compared with your mother and father and all the rest of your ancestors your country is something far more precious, more venerable, more sacred, and held in greater honour both among gods and among all reasonable men? Do you not realize that you are even more bound to respect and placate the anger of your country than your father's anger?”

My answer:

premise 1. "since you have been born and brought up and educated, can you deny, in the first place, that you were our child and servant, both you and your ancestors?"

premise 2. (I not sure if there is a premise 2, it may be this) "Are you so wise as to have forgotten that compared with your mother and father and all the rest of your ancestors your country is something far more precious, more venerable, more sacred, and held in greater honour both among gods and among all reasonable men?

conclusion: "Do you not realize that you are even more bound to respect and placate the anger of your country than your father's anger?”

I think the argument is invalid because the premises are disconnected. I think it is unsound because the conclusion is false. Im not sure because this argument is too heavy duty for me.

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