By Patrick J. Hurley
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Extra resources for A Concise Introduction to Logic 10 th Ed.
But at least the premises must claim to present evidence or reasons, and there must be a claim that the evidence or reasons support or imply something. The first condition expresses a factual claim, and deciding whether it is fulfilled often falls outside the domain of logic. Thus, most of our attention will be concentrated on whether the second condition is fulfilled. This second condition expresses what is called an inferential claim. The inferential claim is simply the claim that the passage expresses a certain kind of reasoning process—that something supports or implies something or that something follows from something.
II. The following arguments were taken from magazine and newspaper editorials and letters to the editor. In most instances the main conclusion must be rephrased to capture the full intent of the author. Write out what you interpret the main conclusion to be. *1. University administrators know well the benefits that follow notable success in college sports: increased applications for admissions, increased income from licensed logo merchandise, more lucrative television deals, post-season game revenue and more successful alumni fund drives.
On the other hand, B is said to be a necessary condition for A whenever A cannot occur without the occurrence of B. Thus, being an animal is a necessary condition for being a dog. These relationships are expressed in the following conditional statements: If X is a dog, then Xis an animal. If X is not an animal, then Xis not a dog. The first statement says that being a dog is a sufficient condition for being an animal, and the second that being an animal is a necessary condition for being a dog.