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  • 501 Challenging Logic and Reasoning Problems

    501 CHALLENGING LOGIC AND REASONING PROBLEMS 501 CHALLENGING LOGIC AND REASONING PROBLEMS 2nd Edition ® NEW YORK Copyright © 2005 LearningExpress‚ LLC. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by LearningExpress‚ LLC‚ New York. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: 501 challenging logic & reasoning problems. p. cm.—(LearningExpress skill builders practice) Includes bibliographical references.

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  • Critical Thinking Chapter Summary

    Chapter 4 – Reasons for belief and doubt * If we care whether our beliefs are true or reliable then we must care about the reasons for accepting those beliefs * The better the reasons for acceptance‚ the more likely are the beliefs‚ or statements to be true * Inadequate reasons‚ no reasons or fake reasons should lead us to doubt a statement * When two claims conflict they simply cannot both be true * If a new claim conflicts with other claims we have good reason to accept‚ we

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  • should everyone go to college?

    Should Every Student Go to College? Now a days there’s a lot of pressure for high school graduates to further their education by attending college. Hard evidence states that more high school graduates attend college immediately after graduation compared to any other generation. However‚ college may seem more of a challenge to some rather than others whom may “need” vocational school. Getting an education is important but some say college isn’t for everyone. In the article “What’s Wrong with Vocational

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  • Fallacies Final

    University of Phoenix Material Dawn Bratthauer 11/19/2012 Final Exam: Fallacies‚ Assumptions‚ and Arguments Part I: Fallacies THE FOLLOWING ARGUMENTS CONTAIN VARIOUS KINDS OF FALLACIES. EVALUATE EACH AND IDENTIFY THE FALLACY USING THE MATCHING LIST ON PAGE 2. 1. We can recognize that athletes who participate in sports must be given special consideration in our grading system‚ or we can let the university sink into athletic oblivion. H. False dilemma 2. I don’t know what colleges

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  • Fallacies in an Argument

    authors reasoning because most of this argument is fallacious. Amidst the author’s over-generalization on what is suggested to be a problem among the “Innocent” and the “Murders”‚ there is very little clarification on what constitutes an innocent person from a criminal. The author gives faulty reasoning in stating that “the death sentence is obviously a moral and political issue” this statement falls under the category of begging the question. I found that the majority of the authors reasoning were

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  • Analysis Of No Room At The Inn By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    In “No Room at the Inn”‚ Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (2002) argues that racism supports current views towards refugees and haven seekers‚ and a valuable legacy is being lost. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a Muslim Ugandan born British journalist and is of Asian origins. In 1975‚ Alibhai-Brown received a Master of Philosophy in Literature degree from Oxford University. She is a journalist whom has written for numerous newspapers‚ including: The Mail‚ The New York Times‚ The Guardian and more‚ as well as being

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  • How to win any argument

    MESSAGES LOG IN EXPLORE HELP US EDIT Home» Categories » Relationships » Managing Conflict and Difficult Interactions » Managing Arguments ArticleEditDiscuss Edit Article How to Always Win an Argument Choosing Your ArgumentStructuring Your ArgumentAttacking their ArgumentStyling Your Argument Edited by Ben Rubenstein‚ Jack Herrick‚ Glutted‚ Sondra C and 42 others The rhetorical art of persuasion is a subtle and useful set of skills to master. Whether you like to debate for fun or

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  • Fallacies in Advertising

    Fallacies in Advertising According to Bassham et al. (2002)‚ a logical fallacy is “an argument that contains a mistake in reasoning” (p. 140). There are two types of logical fallacies‚ fallacies of relevance‚ and fallacies of insufficient evidence. Fallacies of relevance happen when the premises are not logically relevant to the conclusion. Fallacies of insufficient evidence occur when the premises do not provide sufficient evidence to support the conclusion. Though there are several logical fallacies

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  • Fallacies

    I. Fallacies A. What are Fallacies B. Bandwagon Fallacy C. Either – Or Fallacy A fallacy is an error in reasoning in which the evidence given for the conclusion does not provide the needed degree of support. Fallacies are defects that weaken the speaker’s arguments when trying to persuade an audience while speaking. By preparing yourself to look for fallacies in your own and others’ writing you can strengthen your ability to avoid using fallacies. There are two important things to know about

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  • Argument and Natural Selection

    choose mates that are in the average)  P4: Regression to the mean can explain all the phenomena above. Conclusion: Regression to the mean can explain everything.  The conclusion doesn’t flow from the premises. First of all‚ it is an inductive reasoning. It tries to reach the conclusion with limited examples. It is possible that other phenomena can’t be explained by regression to the mean. As the result‚ for example‚ why do we eat? The conclusion isn’t certain or guaranteed. It is only probable

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