Sample Article Review Paper On Logistics

Homework Question on Logistics

Analyze and discuss the following letters.

• Analyze using numbered premise/conclusion form (and using the language of propositional logic), illustrate and explain how the following arguments might be structured.
• The arguments may be enthymematic, i.e., they may be missing certain parts, these parts need filled in to make the premises and conclusion explicit, along with an analysis of whether or not the argument is sound or unsound.
1. Letter 1: A country that replaces the diseased hearts of old white men but refuses to feed schoolchildren, pay women adequately, educate adolescents, or care for the elderly—that country is doomed. We are acting as if there is no tomorrow. Where is our shame? (Robert Birch).
2. Letter 2: You state that unless an entire transcript is provided, ”all quotations are taken out of context.” But the very nature of a quotation is that it is an excerpt, not a complete transcript. A quotation begins and ends with the least amount of information — the speaker’s own words with or without background — necessary to accurately and completely convey the substance and significance of what the speaker said. Anything less is misleading at best, and anything more simply is redundant.(RICHARD E. NUSBAUM)

Homework Answer on Logistics

In the analysis of the structure of sentences, the famous Aristotle came up with enthymematic way in which the real and true meaning of the sentences could be drawn. In his analysis he brought on board the advent of splitting sentences into various premise which he called the minor and the major premise. The sole reason for this notion was to come up with ways in which the hidden meanings of every word could be derived. The notion is brought to book by the fact that there are premise that are stated and unstated.

In this paper we look at two sets of sentences and analyze them using the language of propositional logic.

Letter 1: A country that replaces the diseased hearts of old white men but refuses to feed schoolchildren, pay women adequately, educate adolescents, or care for the elderly—that country is doomed. We are acting as if there is no tomorrow. Where is our shame? (Robert Birch)

In the letter 1 above, the premise can be derived as follows

1. A country that replaces the diseased hearts of old white men but refuses to feed schoolchildren, pay women adequately, educate adolescents, or care for the elderly—that country is doomed. [Major premise -stated]
2. We are acting as if there is no tomorrow [Minor premise – stated]
3. We as a country are doomed [conclusion – unstated ]

From the three formal syllogisms truncates for us the whole sentence and gives us the final meaning of the whole sentence and the real thought and the mindset of the author while writing this piece. Notice the that major premise is stated and it tries to gives us the background for which source of doom as connected to be minor premise will emanate (Biays, 12). From the argument, it is very true that in event that a country does not look into tomorrow, the country is deemed to be doomed.