Writing in Philosophy Assignment #1: Critical Assessment of an Argument

I. Critical Assessment of an Argument I (3 pages)

Critically assess the author’s main argument for his or her conclusion. Determine whether the argument is (i) valid, and (ii) sound, and explain your reasoning for each answer.

(Alternately: Pick a key paragraph in an article or text. Ask students to identify and critically evaluate the argument in the paragraph.)

Readings: Any simple unified argument.

Singer, “Rich and Poor”
Rachels, “Active and Passive Euthenasia”

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