Philosophy Questionnaire

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1. Consider the following argument:

  • It isn’t important to learn chemistry, since it isn’t very useful, and there isn’t much point in learning something that isn’t useful.

The conclusion of the argument is:

Group of answer choices

an E claim

an I claim

an A claim

2. Consider the following argument:

  • Some pedestrians are not jaywalkers. Thus, some jaywalkers are not gardeners, since no gardeners are pedestrians.

The conclusion of the argument is:Group of answer choices

an A claim

an I claim

an O claim

3. Consider the following argument:

  • Unless you are a star student, you wont graduate from Harvard law. But most folks graduating from Harvard law end up working on the East coast. Thus, most people working on the east coast are stars.

The argument is:

Group of answer choices

Invalid and rule 3 is broken

Invalid and rule 2 is broken

4. Now consider the following argument:

  • Since all philosophers are skeptics, it follows that no theologian is a skeptic, since no philosophers are theologians.

The argument is:

Group of answer choices

Invalid rule 3 is broken

Valid

Invalid rule 2 is broken

5. Consider the following argument:

  • Some pedestrians are not jaywalkers. Thus, some jaywalkers are not gardeners, since no gardeners are pedestrians.

The argument is:

Group of answer choices

Valid

Invalid rule 3 is broken

Invalid rule 1 is broken

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