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Nice work! Identifying missing co-premises is one of the trickiest skills to master. Even the most advanced argument mappers sometimes disagree about the best way to state a missing co-premise! But we believe this skill is truly valuable, because it often helps us identify the true source of a disagreement or a weakness in someone’s reasoning.
Question 1 of 4
In the argument map shown above, which missing co-premise would create the strongest support for the main claim?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 4
For the argument map shown above, write what you think would be an effective co-premise.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted new.
Question 3 of 4
Animal experimentation should be banned, since it causes animals to suffer. We should not permit any practices that cause sentient beings to suffer.
In a previous exercise, you were asked to come up with a premise that is implied but not stated explicitly in the argument above (see argument map below). What did you come up with?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted new.
Question 4 of 4
The red lines in this argument indicate that the two co-premises are working together to provide an objection to the main claim, i.e. a reason why we should reject rather than believe the main claim. That being the case, what co-premise would you add that would “hold hands” with the other co-premise to complete the objection to the main claim?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted new.