PLEASE READ BOOK BEYOND FEELINGS A GUIDE TO CRITICAL THINKING AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.
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The scene is a campus security office, where two students are being questioned. A few minutes earlier, they were engaged in a fistfight in the cafeteria. The campus police ask them again and again how the fight started. The stories are conflicting. Because each student seems genuinely convinced that the other one was the aggressor and there were no witnesses, the campus police have no hope of discovering the truth. But is there a truth to discover? Or are there two truths, one for each student's story? What light does the chapter shed on these questions?
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3. In each of the following cases, someone believes he or she knows something. In light of what your learned in this chapter, discuss weather the person really does. a. Ted reads in the morning newspaper that a closed friend of his has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a number of stores. Ted is shocked “Its impossible”. The police have made a mistake, “he tells his mother” Bob and I have been as close as brothers. I just know he’s not guilty.”
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8. Read the following dialogue carefully. Then decide whether anything
said violates the ideas in the chapter. Identify any erroneous notions, and explain
in your own words how, they are in error.
Fred: There was this discussion in class today that really bugged me.
Art: Yeah? What was it about?
Fred: Teenage sex. The question was whether having sex whenever we
please with whomever we please is harmful to teenagers. Some people
said yes. Others said it depends on the circumstances.
Art: What did you say?
Fred: I said it doesn’t do any harm to anybody, that parents use that story
to scare us. Then the teacher asked me what evidence I had to back up
Art: What did you tell him?
Fred: I said I didn’t need any evidence because it’s my opinion. Sex is a
personal matter, I said, and I’ve got a right to think anything I want about it. My opinions are as good as anybody else’s.