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What premise is being assumed in this argument? “John is a high school teacher, so he probably has a university degree.”



A. All high school teachers have a university degree.
B. Most high school teachers have a university degree.
C. Most people with university degrees are high school teachers.

This question is part of 1.4 Identifying Premises and Conclusions
Asked by Kdelapla on Jan 25, 2018

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kdelapla

Kdelapla

Answered on Jan 25, 2018

Most high school teachers have a university degree.

The answer is (B). The use of probably indicates that the implicit assumption isnt (A), which would guarantee that John has a university degree. (C) is false, but even if it was true, the conclusion wouldnt follow.
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