2.1 The Truth Condition

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “The earth is motionless at the center of the universe.” This statement would be plausible to a Medieval audience but is not plausible to a modern audience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A premise can be plausible to a given audience and still be false.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The persuasive power of an argument is a function of the subjective plausibility of its premises for a given audience, not a function of the actual truth of the premises.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    If an argument has false premises, the argument is necessarily a bad one, regardless of the subjective plausibility of the premises for a given audience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    “Cell phone usage is a leading cause of brain cancer”. Can this statement can be (objectively) true for some audiences but (objectively) false for others?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

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