Philosophy 252 Critical Thinking: Outline of Basic Climate Change Facts Final Examination Version D Arif Rahemtulla Student ID 2247375 PART A 1. This outline of basic climate change facts is indeed just a matter of facts. There is no premise or conclusion and therefore no argument. 2. This argument relating to a positive test for HIV is an argument. The conclusion comes first: (We can conclude that) a test showing as HIV+ does not necessarily mean a death sentence (C). There are two premises: because of the prolonged time for development of antibodies (P1) and because of evidence that people who are HIV+ never develop actual AIDS (P2). The validity of this argument is another question because it is a matter of affirming the consequent. The...The end:
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