Answer to Question #73353 in Other Philosophy for Al

Question #73353
Analogical argument Your older brother was an athlete, a bright student, a nonconformist, and he was very self-disciplined. You have developed these same traits. Since he chose not to smoke cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe; use snuff; or chew tobacco, you should choose the same course of action. Premise 1 is: You and your brother are alike in the following respects: athletes, bright students, nonconformists, and very selfdisciplined. Premise 2 is: Your brother chose not to smoke cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe; use snuff; or chew tobacco. The conclusion is: You should choose the same course of action. Suppose the younger brother said the following: "My older brother did not play an instrument, but I do. He was not good at art, but I am. He did not eat meat, but I do." Which strategy of evaluation does this represent? Possible answers: A. Pointing out disanalogies between the things being compared. B.Constructing a counteranalogy. C. Determining an unintended consequence of the analogy.
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