Four Logic Discussions
EACH DISCUSSION MUST BE AT LEAST 150 WORDS AND CLEARLY SEPERATED. T
Construct a deductive argument that is valid but not sound. Then, construct a valid deductive argument that is sound. Be sure to put the argument in premise-conclusion form.
Construct an inductive argument for a specific conclusion. Then, explain what you might do to make this inductive argument stronger, either by revising the premises or by revising the conclusion.
Considering the fallacies discussed in Chapter Four ofAn Introduction to Logic, constructthreedifferent arguments that display distinct fallacies. Give an explanation of why each makes a mistake in drawing the conclusion it does. Review your classmates’ examples and see if they, in fact, commit the fallacy identified.
One rich source of fallacies is the media: television, radio, magazines, and the Internet (including, of course, commercials.) Identifytwodistinct fallacies you see committed in the media. Do you think it is more likely that you will not be fooled by these fallacies having studied logic? What do you think those presenting these arguments assume about the logical skills of their viewers? Is this a good or bad assumption for them to make?