Friday Five Challenge
Here is a review of the answers to this fortnights challenge on End Products
1. Which deductive chain works?
Answer: Deductions are only given when receipts are provided, you have not provided receipts therefore you are not entitled to a deduction.
2. What is wrong with this deductive argument?
Governing idea: Maude, like all firefighters, loves swimming
Statement: Maude loves swimming
Comment: Maude is a firefighter
Conclusion: Therefore, all firefighters swim
Answer:The argument does not flow from the general to the particular and the comment does not truly comment on the statement.
3. What is wrong with this deductive argument?
Statement: OilyCo's profits are falling in line with the oil price
Comment: The legislative environment in the US is getting tougher for corporates
Conclusion: OilyCo should sell its PNG oil and gas interests
Answer: Once your storyline has been peer reviewed, or if important enough, approved by the person commissioning the communication.