PHI 103 Week 3 Quiz Recent

PHI 103 Week 3 Quiz Recent

PHI 103 Week 3 Quiz Recent

1.         Question :        “China uses too much oil. So they shouldn’t develop their industry” may commit which fallacy?

2.         Question :        “Julie started carrying a rabbit’s foot, then she won the lottery. The rabbit’s foot must have caused her to win the lottery” commits a(n)

3.         Question :        A person who is shown his or her argument commits a fallacy should

4.         Question :        A fallacy is an argument that

5.         Question :        “If that wasn’t illegal, then it wouldn’t be against the law” may commit which fallacy?


6.         Question :        “My husband snores. All men must snore” commits which of these fallacies.

7.         Question :        After being told that she is being punished for lying, a child responds by telling her mother that she also lied. This response may involve which fallacy?

8.         Question :        “You should read this book. Everybody likes it so it must be good” may commit which fallacy?

9.         Question :        “I bought a pair of shoes from that store that immediately fell apart. Their shoes are no good” may commit which fallacy?

10.          Question :           “The Senator wants to cut spending on police. I guess she doesn’t care if we all get murdered” may commit which fallacy?

DQ 1; As stated in our text book “scientists design experiments and try to obtain results verifying or disproving a hypothesis, but philosophers are the driving force in determining what factors determine the validity of scientific results.” (Mosser, 2011). Karl Popper’s philosophy of science uses modus as the central method of disconfirming, or falsifying, scientific hypotheses.

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.