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    • Ashford PHI 103 Complete Study Guides. Instant Download!
    • It really works! Since 2010 I've helped thousands of students do A+ work. I want you to have the best grades, but more importantly I want to help you.
    • ENTIRE CLASS/COURSE TUTORIAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING LISTED  PHI103 / PHI 103 / ENTIRE CLASS/COURSE TUTORIAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING LISTED
    • Week 1 DQ 1 Arguments and Their Components  Arguments and Their Components Consider an argument you have recently had with a friend, family member, manager, co-worker, or someone else. Identify the topic of the argument and present that argument in premise-conclusion form, identifying both the premises and conclusion. Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
    • Week 1 DQ 2 The Scope and Limits of Logic  The Scope and Limits of Logic Logic can do a great deal in helping us understand our arguments. Explain what advantages we obtain by studying logic in terms of improving our reasoning. Consider a debate over whether prayer should be allowed in public schools. Explain what logic can and cannot do. In other words, what kinds of questions and topics are not decided by logical analysis? Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
    • Week 1 Quiz  PHI 103 Week 1 Quiz
    • Week 2 DQ 1 Deductive Language  Deductive Language Construct a deductive argument that is valid but not sound. Then, construct a valid deductive argument that is sound. Be sure to put the argument in premise- conclusion form. Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. When responding to your classmates, consider why the sound deductive argument might be seen by some as being valid but not sound.
    • Week 2 DQ 2 Inductive Language  Inductive Language Construct an inductive argument for a specific conclusion. Then, explain what you might do to make this inductive argument stronger, either by revising the premises or by revising the conclusion. Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. When responding to your classmates, suggest ways of increasing the strength of the inductive argument they may not have mentioned.
    • Week 2 Assignment Final Paper Outline  Final Paper Outline Review the Final Paper instructions in Week 5. Then, visit the Ashford Writing Center (located in the Learning Resources tab in the left navigation bar). Click on the “Writing Resources” tab and review the “Sample: Outline.” Format your outline for the Final Paper according to the “Sample: Outline.” (NOTE: In the “Sample: Outline,” it states that the thesis statement is the last one to three sentences of the introduction. However, the thesis statement must be one sentence in length and the last sentence of the introduction.)
    • Week 2 Quiz  PHI 103 Week 2 Quiz
    • Week 3 Assignment Stereotype Paper  Stereotype Paper Read Stereotyping Has Lasting Negative Impact: Prejudice has lingering effects, study shows and watch How Pre-existing Beliefs Distort Logical Reasoning. Discuss three stereotypes you encounter in your own life and the effect those stereotypes can have on others. This can be a stereotype you realize you have been guilty of holding or someone else's. Explain (a) what the stereotype is and (b) what sort of argument, no matter how flawed, might be used to support it, and (c) identify any mistakes you find in that argument.
    • Week 3 Quiz  PHI 103 Week 3 Quiz
    • Week 3 DQ 1 Fallacious Arguments  Fallacious Arguments Considering the fallacies discussed in Chapter Four of An Introduction to Logic, construct three different arguments that display distinct fallacies. Give an explanation of why each makes a mistake in drawing the conclusion it does. Review your classmates’ examples and see if they, in fact, commit the fallacy identified. Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7
    • Week 3 DQ 2 The Media and Fallacies  The Media and Fallacies One rich source of fallacies is the media: television, radio, magazines, and the Internet (including, of course, commercials.) Identify two distinct fallacies you see committed in the media. Do you think it is more likely that you will not be fooled by these fallacies having studied logic? What do you think those presenting these arguments assume about the logical skills of their viewers? Is this a good or bad assumption for them to make? Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
    • Week 4 Quiz  PHI 103 Week 4 Quiz
    • Week 4 DQ 1 Logic and Science  Logic and Science Provide a scientific hypothesis and explain how one might go about testing it, either by confirming the hypothesis or using Karl Popper's strategy of disconfirmation. Discuss which of these two strategies is better and why. Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. When responding to your classmates, suggest ways one might improve the techniques used in testing and evaluating the scientific hypothesis.
    • Week 4 DQ 2 Logic and Ethics  Logic and Ethics Mary is poor. She has not been able to find a job and has two children she needs to feed. Assume Mary is forced to let her children go hungry or steal some food from a local grocery store. Which should she do? Construct an argument that supports Mary's decision to steal the food or an argument that shows why Mary should not steal the food. Critique the arguments offered by your classmates. Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Critique the arguments offered by your classmates. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
    • Week 5 DQ 1 Symbolic Logic  Symbolic Logic Write two arguments in English, one in the form of modus ponens and one in the form of modus tollens. Then, write the arguments in symbols using sentence letters and truth-functional connectives. (If your computer does not have all the symbols needed, use some other symbol you do have access to and explain what its meaning is.) What advantages does being able to symbolize our arguments provide? Are there disadvantages to using this technique to make the structure of our arguments more explicit and clear?
    • Week 5 DQ 2 Why Study Logic  Why Study Logic? Imagine someone asks you what you have learned in your logic class and what you found to be the most useful information you learned there. Is it important for people to study logic? What kinds of mistakes might they make without having been exposed to a careful study of reasoning provided by logic? Offer your response to these questions, and compare your answers to your classmates' responses. Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
    • Week 5 Quiz  PHI 103 Week 5 Quiz
    • Final Argument Paper  Argument Paper For the Final Paper, you will identify a specific claim relative to one of the topics listed before and defend it with as strong an argument as possible. These topics are presented below as questions. The best way to develop a thesis statement is to offer an answer to the question, and then state in a clear and specific sentence the basis for your answer.