For this critical task, you will write a 2–3-page paper. To get started, review the Hypothetical Syllogism Exercise (textbook Chapter 8, Exercise 8-3, #3). Include the following elements in your paper:
- Identify an issue or goal of importance to you in your life.
- Write an argument involving a hypothetical syllogism (an “if…then” argument) that relates to the issue or goal that you have selected.
- Reconstruct a full argument, showing how the premises/assumptions lead to the conclusion or goal that you are intending to prove.
- Offer a reflection with regard to the strength of your overall argument; in other words, evaluate your own hypothetical syllogism for both its validity and its soundness. Do you think there are any missing assumptions, missing pieces of evidence, or weak premises, and does the conclusion follow from the premises? Briefly outline the strength or weakness of your syllogism.