Bryce J.

asked • 01/25/15

Can you identify if these are arguments or not?

1. Fictional characters behave according to the same psychological probabilitiesas real people. But the characters of ?ction are found in exotic dilemmas that real people hardly encounter. Consequently, ?ction provides us with the opportunity to ponder how people react in uncommon situations, and to deduce moral lessons, psychological principles, and philosophical insights from their behavior.

2. I believe that it must be the policy ofthe United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way. I believe that our help should be primarily through economic and ?nancial aid, which is essential to economic stability and orderly political processes. (President Truman, Address to Congress, 1947)

3. The pace of reading, clearly, depends entirely upon the reader. He may read as slowly or as rapidly as he can or wishes to read. If he does not understand something, he may stop and reread it, or go in search of elucidation before continuing. The reader can accelerate his pace when the material is easy or less than interesting, and can slow down when it is dif?cult or enthralling. If what he reads is moving he can put down the book for a few moments and cope with his emotions without fear of losing anything. (Marie Winn, The Plug-In Drug)
 
4. Mortality rates for women undergoing early abortions, where the procedure is legal, appear to be as low as or lower than the rates for normal childbirth. Consequently, any interest of the state in protecting the woman from an inherently hazardous procedure, except when it would be equally dangerous for her to forgo it, has largely disappeared. (Justice Blackmun, Roe v. Wade)

5. Lions at Kruger National Park in South Africa are dying of tuberculosis. “All of the lions in the park may be dead within ten years because the disease is incurable, and the lions have no natural resistance,” said the deputy director of the Department of Agriculture.

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