Due Week 6 Day 2
Resource: Vacuum Sales digital story
View the Vacuum Sales digital story located on the Materials tab of your student web page for Week Six.
Post your response to the following: Of the two arguments provided in the digital story, which is valid and which is sound? When you are building an argument for an issue that is significant to you, do you think it is more important to be valid or sound? Explain your answer.
Due Week 6 Day 4 [Main forum]
Resource: Ch. 7 (pp. 219–226) of Critical Thinking
Imagine your child is trying to prove that she did not steal chocolate chip cookies from the cookie jar, so she makes this argument: €•There are no chocolate stains on my hands, so I couldn’t have stolen the cookies.
Post your response to the following: Does this example require deductive or inductive logic? What are the premises? Are the premises stated or unstated? What is the argument’s conclusion? In your opinion, is this a convincing argument? Why or why not?