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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. standard form
  2. predicate term
  3. copula
  4. subject term
  5. middle term
  1. a in a categorical syllogism, the term that occurs in both premises but is absent from the conclusion
  2. b in a standard form categorical claim, the first plural noun identifying a class, group, or set
  3. c in a categorical claim, the verb linking the subject and predicate terms
  4. d in a standard form categorical claim, the second plural noun identifying a class, group, or set
  5. e the form of presenting categorical claims following the formal rules of their expression

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Step 1: Basic Analysis
    Step 2: Argument » Fallacy
    Step 3: If argument does not commit a fallacy » Diagram + verify that the diagram is consistent
    Step 4: Kind of Argument
    (deductive » truth-functional/categorical)
    (inductive » analogical, causal, inductive generalization)
    Step 5: Evaluate
    (If categorical » state syllogism in standard form + demonstrate valid/invalid using
    1. Venn diagram or
    2. rules for valid syllogisms)
  2. the term beginning a standard form categorical claimm, which indicates the quantity and quality of the claim
  3. 3. If a premise is negative, the conclusion must be negative, and vice versa
  4. 4. A valid argument cannot have two negative premises
  5. 2. Any term that is distributed in the conclusion must be distributed in a premise

5 True/False questions

  1. minor termin a categorical syllogism, the predicate term of the conclusion, which is also present in one of the premises

          

  2. Rules for Valid Syllogismsa common type of categorical argument, containing two premises and a conclusion

          

  3. distributedin a categorical claim, a subject or predicate term that concerns every member of the group that the subject or predicate term represents

          

  4. Rules for Valid Syllogisms1. The middle term must be distributed at least once

          

  5. Venn diagrama diagram of overlapping circles used to represent the relationship between categorical claims

          

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