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  1. If something is described as ‘enthymematic,’ that means it:
    is an argument in which one or more premises, or the conclusion, or both, is left unstated.
  2. Which of the following is a true statement?
    Any argument with a false conclusion must be unsound.
  3. Consider the following argument: “Fifty percent of the last four US presidents have been named George. So, someone named George has a stronger chance of being elected in the next few elections than anyone with a different name.” This is an example of:
    a non-deductively weak argument.
  4. Eli argued that the best theory regarding the nature of truth is:
    truth relativism because it is so empowering in the way it places the ability to create truth in the minds of individuals or through agreement in a society.
  5. Consider the following argument: All baboons are trapeze artists.
    Some trapeze artists are not hairy-legged.
    Therefore, some baboons are not hairy-legged.
    1. Even if the premises were true, it is possible that all the trapeze artists who are not hairy-legged are humans (or shaven chimpanzees, or bald gorillas), and none of the hairless artists are baboons.

    2. This has the same argument form as the invalid argument: All cats are mammals;

    • Some mammals are not felines;
    • Therefore, some cats are not felines.

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