1.3 What Is A Good Argument? (Part 1)

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  • 1. 
    If an argument violates either the Truth Condition or the Logic Condition, then it’s a bad argument.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    An argument can be bad without violating either the Truth Condition or the Logic Condition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    All arguments have only two premises.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    1. Blue whales are insects. 2. Insects have six legs. Therefore, blue whales have six legs. This argument is bad because it violates
    • A. 

      The Truth Condition

    • B. 

      The Logic Condition

    • C. 

      Both conditions

  • 5. 
    1. If there is no gasoline in the car then it won’t start. 2. The car won’t start. Therefore, there is no gasoline in the car. This argument is bad because it violates
    • A. 

      The Truth Condition

    • B. 

      The Logic Condition

    • C. 

      Both conditions

  • 6. 
    1. All pigs can fly. 2. All pigs are insects. Therefore, all flying things are insects. This argument is bad because it violates
    • A. 

      The Truth Condition

    • B. 

      The Logic Condition

    • C. 

      Both conditions

  • 7. 
    “The Bible is infallible. How do I know this? Because in the Bible it says that the Bible is the infallible word of God. If it wasn’t so, then this would contradict what the Bible says about itself. And that’s impossible, since the Bible is infallible.” This argument is bad because it assumes as a premise precisely what is at issue for anyone who might doubt the conclusion (namely, whether the Bible is in fact infallible). This is a form of “begging the question” that is sometimes called “circular” reasoning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False