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Home Work Assignment 10
       
Phil 106 – Critical Thinking      Name________________________________
Fall 2007       Section_______________________________
Instructor: Ray Darr     Date_________________________________
       

     

 

The Hypothetical Syllogism

 

 

_____ 1. The (a) antecedent (b) consequent (c) minor premise (d) major premise describes the situation about which a decision must be made.

 

_______2. The (a) antecedent (b) consequent (c) minor premise (d) conclusion is the necessary condition established in the major premise of the hypothetical syllogism.

_______3. The (a) antecedent (b) consequent (c) minor premise (d) conclusion is the sufficient condition established in the major premise of the hypothetical syllogism.

 

______4. In a hypothetical proposition the portion of the proposition introduced by the word “if” is called the (a) antecedent (b) conclusion (c) consequent (d) minor premise.

 

______5. When the conclusion of an argument claims more than is stated in the premises the conclusion is said to be (a) modus ponens (b) non-sequitor (c) invalid (d) contradictory.

 

Fill in the blank provided with either  “True” or “False”.

 

______6. If the minor premise affirms the consequent of the major premise in a hypothetical syllogism the argument is valid.

 

_______7. If the minor premise denies the consequent of the major premise in a hypothetical syllogism the argument is valid.

 

_______8. If the minor premise affirms the antecedent of the major premise in a hypothetical syllogism the argument is valid.

 

______9. If the minor premise denies the antecedent  of the major premise in a hypothetical syllogism the argument is valid.

 

_____10. In truth functional logic, a device for making a compound statement out of a simpler one is known as a logical operator.