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Syllogisms and Logic Exercise Worksheet Name ______________________PA

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Syllogisms and Logic Exercise Worksheet Name: ______________________ PART I: Assignment: Syllogisms To be a valid syllogism, the conclusion must be proven by the reasons. Carefully study the following syllogisms and decide if they are valid or invalid: 1. All zebras are striped animals. No zebras are polar bears. Therefore, no polar bears are striped animals. 2. All clowns are funny individuals. Some sad people are clowns. Therefore, some sad people are funny individuals. 3. Some sticky substances are yucky things. All taffy is a sticky substance. Therefore, some taffy is a yucky thing. 4. All items made of gold are expensive items. Some rings are items made of gold. Therefore, some rings are expensive items. 5. All flies are winged creatures. All butterflies are winged creatures. Therefore, all butterflies are flies. The following are examples of syllogistic arguments that are missing the conclusions. Study the two reasons very carefully and complete the syllogism with the conclusion that logically follows. 6. All fragile things are breakable things. Some glasses are fragile things. Therefore 7. All mammals are warm-blooded animals. All whales are mammals. Therefore 8. All books are things with pages. Some books are mysteries. Therefore 9. All flowers are pretty objects. All pansies are flowers. Therefore 10. No animals are plants. All sheep are animals. Therefore PART II: Assignment: Logic and Emotion Questions 11. What are the four fundamental laws of logic? 12. What is the difference between inductive and deductive logic? 13. What is the meaning of validity, truth, and soundness as they relate to the area of logical syllogisms?
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