2.5 What Is A Good Argument? (Part 2)

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  • 1. 
    If the intended audience of an argument regards the premises as implausible, then it can’t be a good argument for that audience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If one of the premises of an argument is false, then it can’t be a good argument.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    All good arguments must satisfy both the Truth Condition and the Logic Condition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    If an argument is invalid, then it cannot satisfy the Truth Condition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A strong argument is an invalid argument.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    An argument is strong if the conclusion follows from the premises with high probability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    1. Whales are fish. 2. Fish have gills. Therefore, whales have gills.
    • A. 

      Good argument

    • B. 

      Bad because it violates the Truth Condition

    • C. 

      Bad because it violates the Logic Condition

  • 8. 
    1. Whales are mammals. 2. Mammals nurse their young. Therefore, whales nurse their young.
    • A. 

      Good argument

    • B. 

      Bad because it violates the Truth Condition

    • C. 

      Bad because it violates the Logic Condition

  • 9. 
    1. Almost all human beings are born with two arms and two legs. 2. Bonzo was born with two arms and two legs. Therefore, Bonzo is a human being.
    • A. 

      Good argument

    • B. 

      Bad because it violates the Truth Condition

    • C. 

      Bad because it violates the Logic Condition

  • 10. 
    1. My grandfather smoked every day of his adult life. 2. My grandfather never got lung cancer and lived to be 90 years old. Therefore, smoking does not cause lung cancer.
    • A. 

      Good argument

    • B. 

      Bad because it violates the Truth Condition

    • C. 

      Bad because it violates the Logic Condition