The Categorical Proposition

Topics: Logic, Proposition, Sentence Pages: 15 (2298 words) Published: July 14, 2013
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Categorical Proposition 1F
Given the categorical proposition:
"Some ID cards that are not easy documents to duplicate are forgeries that are not readily available on the Internet."

In Categorical Proposition 1F, which terms are distributed?
| | A) | The predicate but not the subject.|
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| | B) | The subject but not the predicate.|
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| | C) | Both the quantifier and the copula.|
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| | D) | Neither the subject nor the predicate.|
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| | E) | Both the subject and the predicate.|
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Question 2| | 1 / 1 point|
INSTRUCTIONS: Select the answer that best characterizes each immediate inference. Adopt the Aristotelian standpoint for these problems.

It is false that no bats are animals that carry rabies. Therefore, some bats are animals that carry rabies. | | A) | Valid.|
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| | B) | Invalid, illicit contrary.|
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| | C) | Invalid, illicit subalternation.|
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| | D) | Invalid, existential fallacy.|
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| | E) | Invalid, illicit subcontrary.|
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Question 3| | 1 / 1 point|
INSTRUCTIONS: Select the answer that best characterizes each immediate inference. Adopt the Aristotelian standpoint for these problems.

All fair elections are elections untainted with fraud. Therefore, all elections tainted with fraud are unfair elections. | | A) | Valid.|
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| | B) | Invalid, illicit conversion.|
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| | C) | Invalid, existential fallacy.|
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| | D) | Invalid, illicit obversion.|
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| | E) | Invalid, illicit contraposition.|
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Question 4| | 1 / 1 point|
Categorical Proposition 1A
Given the categorical proposition:
"All wiretaps that are approved without a warrant are surveillance techniques that are not legal."

In Categorical Proposition 1A, the copula is:
| | A) | Are.|
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| | B) | Are not.|
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| | C) | All.|
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| | D) | Affirmative.|
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| | E) | Are not legal.|
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Question 5| | 0 / 1 point|
INSTRUCTIONS: In each problem below you are given a statement, its truth value in parentheses, and a new statement. You must determine how the new statement is related to the given statement and determine the truth value of the new statement. Adopt the Aristotelian standpoint and assume that 'A' and 'B' denote things that actually exist.

All non-A are B. (T)          Some non-A are not B. | | A) | Subalternation. (T)|
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| | B) | Contraposition. (T)|
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| | C) | Contradiction. (F)|
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| | D) | Conversion. (Und.)|
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| | E) | Contrary. (Und.)|
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Question 6| | 1 / 1 point|
INSTRUCTIONS: In each problem below you are given a statement, its truth value in parentheses, and a new statement. You must determine how the new statement is related to the given statement and determine the truth value of the new statement. Adopt the Aristotelian standpoint and assume that 'A' and 'B' denote things that actually exist.

No non-A are non-B. (F)          No B are A.
| | A) | Contraposition. (Und.)|
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| | B) | Conversion. (Und.)|
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| | C) | Conversion. (F)|
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| | D) | Contrary. (Und.)|
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| | E) | Contraposition. (F)|
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Question 7| | 0 / 1 point|
Categorical Proposition 1C
Given the categorical proposition:
"Some corporations that are operating in the United States are not enterprises that are earning a profit."

In Categorical Proposition 1C, the predicate term is:
| | A) | Are not.|
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| | B) | Earning a profit.|
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| | C) | Corporations that are operating in the United States.|
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| | D) | Enterprises.|
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| | E) | Enterprises that are earning a profit.|
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