Study Guide for On-Campus Exam

This is the study guide for the on-campus exam on October 17 from 1:00 to 2:45 in D-401.
The exam will consist of four parts.

The FIRST part of the exam will consist of fill in the blank questions.
You should memorize the following terms for the fill in the blank questions:

 Proposition
 Simple Proposition
 Compound Proposition
 Conjunction
 Conjunct
 Disjunction
 Disjunct
 Hypothetical (Conditional)
 Antecedent
 Consequent
 Inference
 Argument
 Premise
 Conclusion
 Deductive
 Inductive
 
 Valid
 Invalid
 Sound
 Strong
 Weak
 Cogent
 Stipulative Definition
 Lexical Definition
 Precising Definition
 Theoretical Definition
 Persuasive Definition
 Extension
 Intension
 Ostensive Definition
 Quasi-Ostensive Definition
 Synonymous Definition
 Operational Definition
 Definition by Genus and Difference
These terms are defined in the body of the text, they can also be found in the glossary in the back of the text-book. In addition, on the exam there will be a word-bank.

The SECOND part of the exam will ask you to diagram some arguments.

The THIRD part of the exam will ask you to give examples of the five types of definitions and ask you to define a word in each of the five ways we studied.

The FOURTH part of the exam will ask you to read a passage and identify a fallacy committed in that passage. Below is the list of fallacies you should be familiar with. This list will be reproduced on the exam for your use.
  1.  Fallacies of Relevance
    1. Appeal to the populace
    2. Red Herring
    3. Straw Man
    4. Ad hominem
    5. Appeal to Force
    6. Missing the point
    Fallacies of Defective Induction
    1. Appeal to Ignorance
    2. Appeal to Inappropriate Authority
    3. False Cause
    4. Hasty Generalization
     Fallacies of Presumption
    1. Accident
    2. Complex Question
    3. Begging the Question
    Fallacies of Ambiguity
    1. Equivocation
    2. Amphiboly
    3. Accent
    4. Composition
    5. Division



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