Philosophy 312-01                          Informal Logic                     Le Moyne College
Professor Michael Kagan                                                                       Final Exam


You may take this exam as a take-home or in-class exam, alone, or in a group with up to two other people. Take homes are due in my office by by 11 a.m., on Monday December 14, 1998.  The in-class option was scheduled for 9-11 a.m. the same day.
For planning purposes, I need to know whether you are doing the take home or the in-class exam,  Please contact me by Tuesday, December 8, to let me know if you are doing this take-home exam or if you want  to make arrangements for an in-class exam.  Please call extension 4489 (and leave a message, if I am not there) or email me at:

The Questions:

1) Briefly describe your background, interests and plans.  Then, write a dialogue in which Elgin and Carnegie try to convince you that studying and applying their work is in your own long-term best interests.  If you are doing this as a group exam, make sure that each member is described as above, gets a fair share of participation  in the dialogue, and that Elgin and Carnegie address specific concerns for each group member.

2) Attach a copy of an in-class exercise, or responses to  group work you did in this course.  Discuss it.  Explain what you would do differently, what you would leave unchanged, and why.  If you are doing this as a group exam,  make sure each member is included (either by individual attachments, or since they were  members of the group discussed).

3) Summarize and respond to Elgin on sexual harassment.  How does her treatment of this issue fit in with her goals in writing the text?

4) Give an (anonymous) example of a good friend or close relative.  Do they have a preferred sensory mode?  If not, how is this an advantage or disadvantage?  If so,  how is this an advantage or disadvantage?  If you are doing this as a group exam, make sure to discuss an example provided by each member.

5) [This question is optional.]  What question should I have asked on this exam?  Why is it a good question for this exam?  Outline or summarize  your answer. Groups deciding to do this should provide the same number of questions, etc. as there are people in the group.

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