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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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