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Sometimes an argument does not explicitly state all its premises or even its conclusion.
Consider these two arguments: Every person has a right to life, so the fetus has a right to life. All philosophy professors are jerks, and he’s a philosophy professor, so he’s a jerk. vs.
The first one can be re-written like this: All philosophy professors are jerks. He is a philosophy professor. So he is a jerk.
The second one can be re- written like this: [The fetus is a person.] Every person has a right to life. So the fetus has a right to life.
Enthymeme An argument that is stated incompletely, part being “understood” or only “in the mind.”
Identify the missing premise or conclusion or each argument.
All hamsters are turtles, so all hamsters are reptiles.
Children should have rights because children are people, too.
Good poets aren’t good critics, because good poets aren’t bitter.
Something can exist only if it is a material thing. Ghosts have no substance.
Messing with Chris’s women is trouble, so I know I’m in trouble now.
Kobe Bryant should be the Most Valuable Player for , because he scored more points than any other player.
The barometer is falling sharply, so the weather is going to change.
a. Identify what part is missing (premise or conclusion) b. Supply the missing part.
A nation without a conscience is a nation without a soul. A nation without a soul is a nation that cannot live.
Children shouldn’t have rights because they have no responsibilities.
Communism is opposed by reform liberals precisely because it violates individual freedom.
Communism, simply because it is a godless philosophy, contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction.
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer. And you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
He would not take the crown; therefore ‘tis certain he was not ambitious.
Small countries tend to remember history especially well, since it often turns out badly for them.
The human soul is spiritual, and whatever is spiritual is immortal.
The open shop is good for unions because it makes them more democratic.
Tomato prices will go up, since farmers were hit by a hard freeze last week.
The roof is leaking. So it must have snowed.
The. of and a to in is you that it he for.
Of. and a to the in is you that it at be.
The. of and a to in is you that it he was.
Dolch Words the of and to a in that is was.
High Frequency Words List A Group 1. the of and.
A. as is a couldn’t does could has wouldn’t.
Can you see?. I like him. When will we go? All or some.
Lets build fluency! The people By the water You and I.
The people Look for some people. Write it down. By the water So there you are. Who will make it? You and I A long time What will they do?
High-Frequency Phrases First 100 Words. The people.
Oral Reading Fluency First 100 Most Used Phrases.
Then we have. to be there that was in I have a.
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First Grade Sight Words a in I and is it for.
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Phil 148 Chapter 3. What makes an argument good? It is often taken to be the case that an argument is good if it is persuasive, that is, if people are.
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Final Revision Part Ten. Christians believe that Jesus promised eternal life for all who believe in him. He is the giver of eternal life. This is why.
The Nature of God God is Mystery That which is beyond our comprehension Then how can we speak of God? By meditating on His effects we can: Know something.
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The Way of Man is not in Himself 1. 2 The way of man is not in himself (Jer 10:23-24 NKJV) O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not.
Philosophy 148 Chapter 5. Fallacies: Two categories of fallacies: Category 1Fallacies that have irrelevant premises. Category 2Fallacies that have unacceptable.
Evangelism Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (NIV)
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Decide how general or broad your opening should be. Keep in mind that even a "big picture" opening needs to be clearly related to your topic "Human beings,
Lap 1. the to and he a I you it of in Lap 2.
Abortion Part Two. However there are some things that are more difficult to agree on and these are.
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