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By Patrick J. Hurley

Tens of hundreds of thousands of scholars have discovered to be extra discerning at developing and comparing arguments with assistance from Patrick J. Hurley. Hurley's lucid, pleasant, but thorough presentation has made A CONCISE advent TO good judgment the main general common sense textual content in North the United States. additionally, the book's accompanying technological assets, reminiscent of CengageNOW and studying good judgment, comprise interactive routines in addition to video and audio clips to augment what you learn within the ebook and listen to in school. in brief, you should have all of the suggestions you must develop into a extra logical philosopher and communicator.

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When criminals behave more like humans, then we can start to treat them more humanely.

We must all learn how to support ourselves, but we must also learn how to live. We need a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of modern engineers. (Winston Churchill, A Churchill Reader, ed. Colin R. Coote) 18. No business concern wants to sell on credit to a customer who will prove unable or unwilling to pay his or her account. Consequently, most business organizations include a credit department which must reach a decision on the credit worthiness of each prospective customer.

An explicit inferential claim is usually asserted by premise or conclusion indicator words ("thus," "since," "because," "hence," "therefore," and so on). Example: Mad cow disease is spread by feeding parts of infected animals to cows, and this practice has yet to be completely eradicated. Thus, mad cow disease continues to pose a threat to people who eat beef. The word "thus" expresses the claim that something is being inferred, so the passage is an argument. An implicit inferential claim exists if there is an inferential relationship between the statements in a passage, but the passage contains no indicator words.

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