Devry PHIL447/PHIL 447 week 2 quiz

| October 3, 2018

Question
1.1.(TCOs 1 & 3) An argument is sound when(Points : 4)
it
is true beyond a reasonable doubt.
there
is enough support for the argument
the
premise of an argument is doubtful.
the
premise of a valid argument is in fact true.
Question
2.2.(TCOs 1 & 2) The word Since is a(Points : 4)
conclusion
indicator.
premise
indicator.
probability
indicator.
deduction
indicator.
Question
3.3.(TCOs 1 & 2) The premises of good inductive arguments(Points :
4)
are
true beyond any possible doubt.
are
true beyond a reasonable doubt.
support
their conclusions.
neither
answers nor support their conclusions.
Question
4.4.(TCOs 1 & 3) How would you rewrite the following claim to remedy
problems of ambiguity?
Do not assume that common sense by itself solves the problem. Volunteer help
requested: Come prepared to lift heavy equipment with construction helmet and
work overalls.(Points : 4)
Volunteer
help requested: Use heavy equipment to lift construction helmets and work
overalls.
Volunteer
help requested: Lift heavy equipment with your construction helmet and work
overalls.
Volunteer
help requested: Use a construction helmet and work overalls to lift heavy
equipment.
Volunteer
help requested: Wear construction helmet and work overalls, and be prepared to
lift heavy equipment
Question
5.5.(TCOs 1 & 3) A precising definition(Points : 4)
takes
on a special meaning in a given context.
reduces
vagueness or generality.
can
be used to persuade.
tell
us what the word ordinarily means.

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