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    Logic argument?

    I am not sure if this is a math question because It is from my philosophy class textbook but it is related to logic and I am kind of confused.

    S1: How dare you forget my birthday!
    S2: Don't you remember that wonderful present I got for you last year!
    S3: You'd better hope I don't tell your mother that you forgot my birthday?

    Would this be an argument?

    I would say no because the sentences are not in declarative form.

    S1: A university education is not as needed as it used to be.
    S2: More and more jobs require specific trade skills that cannot be learned at a university.
    S3: In addition, an increasing amount of work requiring higher education is being outsourced to countries where labor is cheaper.

    Would this be an argument?

    To me it seems like a set of assertions. Or facts but no links between them/
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    Re: Logic argument?

    Quote Originally Posted by homeylova223 View Post
    I am not sure if this is a math question because It is from my philosophy class textbook but it is related to logic and I am kind of confused.

    S1: How dare you forget my birthday!
    S2: Don't you remember that wonderful present I got for you last year!
    S3: You'd better hope I don't tell your mother that you forgot my birthday?

    Would this be an argument?

    I would say no because the sentences are not in declarative form.
    Agree.

    S1: A university education is not as needed as it used to be.
    S2: More and more jobs require specific trade skills that cannot be learned at a university.
    S3: In addition, an increasing amount of work requiring higher education is being outsourced to countries where labor is cheaper.

    Would this be an argument?

    To me it seems like a set of assertions. Or facts but no links between them/
    I would see S2 and S3 as supporting evidence for S1, and hence an argument.
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