Evaluating Truth and Validity Exercise

Select three of the scenarios in the Applications list 12.2 (a.-y.) at the end of Ch. 12 in The Art of Thinking.

Apply the following in 350 to 500 words for each scenario:

  • Evaluate each argument, using the 4-step process described on p. 218, regarding soundness of reasoning (truth and validity).
  • Explain your assessment and add alternative argumentation where necessary.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Having great wealth is a worthy goal because it is difficult to attain and many famous people have pursued it.

Low grades on a college transcript is a handicap in the job market, so teachers who grade harshly are doing students a disservice.

The bible can not be relevant to todays problems; it was written many centuries ago and is filled with archaic phasing.