Week One Bcom/275

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1. What is an argument?

An argument is in basic terms just a list of items or ideas that deal with a certain topic.

2. T or F: A claim is what you use to state an opinion or a belief.

This is very true claims can be written or verbally spoken to introduce information.

1. T or F: Critical thinking involves attacking other people.

Attacking others in the process of critical think would be un-ethical.

2. T or F: Whether a passage contains an argument depends on how long it is.

False any passage can contain a form of an argument at any time.

3. T or F: When a claim has been questioned, an issue has been raised.

True these claims will have an issue when someone has a difference of opion.

4. Do all arguments have premises?

All arguments must carry two parts premises or premises and a conclusion.

5. Do all arguments have conclusions?

Yes every argument must carry some form of a conclusion good or bad.

6. T or F: If it is impossible for the premises of an argument to be true without the conclusion also being true the argument is deductively valid.

An argument is deductive if the author intends it to be so strong that it is impossible for the premises to be true and the conclusion to be false.

7. T or F: the more support the premises of an argument provide for its conclusion, the stronger the argument. If the premises being true means that probably the conclusion is true, the argument is inductively strong.

The premise must have truth to make the conclusion. This would ultimately depend on the argument of the topic. The premise must support the conclusion with facts.

8. Explain the connection between an argument and an issue.

An argument is two parts that are supported by the premise and carry a conclusion; an issue is basically just a question.

9. T or F: “Miller Lite tastes great” is a value judgment.

Yes this is a value judgment for the shear fact that someone else could think that Miller lite is gross.

10. Are all value judgments...