PHI 103 Week 3 DQ 1 Buying a Car Scenario
Buying a Car Scenario. Prior to answering this week’s discussion, make sure you have completed the readings and can spend time fully examining the “Buying a Car” scenario.
In the car buying scenario, just like in real life, you were presented with an argument for making a different purchase than what you had originally intended. Think of a time recently where you were presented with an argument that was intended to change your opinion on something. Using that event, complete the following:
a. Present the argument in premise-conclusion form.
b. Identify whether or not it was inductive or deductive and evaluate it for quality. Be sure to speak in terms
of valid/sound for deductive arguments and strong/weak for inductive arguments. Note that last week you were merely asked to present whether or not you found the argument convincing. This week you are being asked to use your new knowledge to evaluate the arguments based on validity, soundness, and strength.
c. Explain whether or not you were convinced by the argument.
d. Explain whether you were correct in your judgment of the argument.
Use the “Steps for Evaluating an Argument” template (found in the online classroom) to help you structure your response. After you have completed the argument template, you will then be able to use that template to write out a response in which you cover all the elements that were included in the argument template.
You must post to this discussion on at least four separate days of the week, and your posts must total at least 400 words as you address the questions in this discussion. This means that, in order to receive full credit, your first post must be completed by Friday at the latest (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday would satisfy the four-day requirement). However, we encourage you to get into the discussion early in the week and begin interacting with your classmates and professor. Remember to post on at least four separate days during the week.
Guided Response: Read the reflections of several of your classmates. Do you agree with their identification (inductive/deductive) and evaluation (valid/sound and weak/strong)? What made the argument either convincing or unconvincing?
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