Project #38577 - Philosophy

PHL1090

Exercise 1.3

 

Name: ___________________________

 

 

 

Each of the following passages is from Hurley’s exercise 1.3. For each:

Indicate whether it is inductive or deductive, and say why you think so. Use Hurley’s criteria, summarized at the end of chapter 1.3.

Formalize the argument. Remember to include the inductive principle, where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

The plaque on the leaning tower of Pisa says that Galileo performed experiments there with falling objects. It must be the case that Galileo did indeed perform those experiments there.

Inductive or deductive?

Why do you think so?

Formalization:

 

 

The rainfall in Seattle has been more than 15 inches every year for the past thirty years. Therefore, the rainfall next year will probably be more than 15 inches.

Inductive or deductive?

Why do you think so?

Formalization:

 

 

The longer a pendulum is, the longer it takes to swing. Therefore, when the pendulum of a clock is lengthened, the clock slows down.

Inductive or deductive?

Why do you think so?

Formalization:

 

 

If Alexander the Great died from typhoid fever, then he became infected in India. Alexander the Great did die from typhoid fever. Therefore, he became infected in India.

Inductive or deductive?

Why do you think so?

Formalization:

 

 

 

The interpretation of the laws is the proper and peculiar province of the courts. A constitution is, in fact, and must be regarded by the judges as, a fundamental law. It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning, as well as the meaning of any particular act proceeding from the legislative body.

Inductive or deductive?

Why do you think so?

Formalization:

 

 

 

 

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