After section 2, the final  asked you to compose an argument. Were the premises dependent or independent? Compose two new arguments, one with dependent premises and one with independent premises.

After section 2, the final  asked you to compose an argument. Were the premises dependent or independent? Compose two new arguments, one with dependent premises and one with independent premises.

In the following arguments, identify the premises and conclusions and determine whether the premises are independent or dependent. (Do not worry about whether the premises or conclusion are true.)

a. The math class is worth taking because it is easy and the teacher is really nice.

b. North Korea is a dangerous country, because it is a dictatorship and all dictatorships are dangerous.

c. Jones will probably win the race. He is the fastest skater and the fastest skater usually wins.

d. Wind power is the way of the future. It is really inexpensive; it does not pollute; and there will always be wind.

e. The plant is dying. The leaves are turning brown, and this is a sign of plant death.

f. Raccoons are digging up the grass again, and every time they do this it is because there are grubs. So, the grass has grubs again.

g. This camping site already has wood and it has a nice western exposure so we will get a nice sunset. This is a good site.

h. The new car has higher fuel efficiency and better suspension. We should buy it. Oh, it also comes in five cool colors.

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You will develop a clear and well-articulated personal philosophy statement on teaching and learning which will be the foundation for all of your teaching practices

Assessment 1: Personal Philosophy Statement 1800 words 30% You will develop a clear and well-articulated personal philosophy statement on teaching and learning which will be the foundation for all of….

What is the difference between acceptable reasons and sufficient reasons? Give an example of reasons that are sufficient to believe something but not acceptable.

What is the difference between acceptable reasons and sufficient reasons? Give an example of reasons that are sufficient to believe something but not acceptable. Could evidence be overridden without being….

In each of the following, several epistemic reasons are given to believe something. Which is the strongest reason? What makes it stronger? a. John, Susan, and Terry all believe that the bank robber was a male. John was there during the robbery and saw the robber. Susan read about the robbery in the newspaper. Susan told Terry about the robbery. b. John and Susan both believe that the acid caused the chemical reaction. John read in a textbook about the likely causes of such a reaction. Susan performed several experiments to rule out other possible causes. c. Susan and Terry both believe that their checking accounts are overdrawn. Terry got a phone call from his bank telling him about his balance. Susan noticed it when she was balancing her checkbook last night. d. John and Susan believe that some early settlers in New England suffered real hardships. John read some original diaries written by early settlers. Susan saw a documentary on TV. e. John and Susan both believe that building a new bridge will greatly reduce the current traffic problems. John based his belief on a comparison of the proposed bridge and the traffic problems to those in other cities. Susan believes it because she heard the city planners claim that the bridge would reduce traffic problems. f. John and Susan both believe that raising the minimum wage would lead to higher unemployment among the very poor. John believes it because he thinks that it follows from what he learned in his economics class. Susan believes it because she works in an unemployment office and has seen the unemployment lines grow after the wage has been raised in the past. In (a) in (C), if the belief had been that the robber was a male with a long criminal record, then Susan’s belief would have been better justified than John’s, since it is hard to tell just by looking whether someone has a criminal record, but this is the kind of information a newspaper report would get right. For each of the other questions in (C), change the shared belief but not the kind of evidence each character relied on, so that the other person’s reasons are stronger.

In each of the following, several epistemic reasons are given to believe something. Which is the strongest reason? What makes it stronger? a. John, Susan, and Terry all believe that….