Here is the first question on the Discussion page.
(5a) To determine if an argument is valid, we must analyze the relationship of the supporting evidence to the argument. Does the evidence clearly support the argument? Consider any evidence which supports the case below.
Review the commentary below about illegal drug use:
A case has been made that drug use in itself is not a problem – the real problem is an economic and social one and drug abuse is only a symptom of underlying conditions such as unemployment, racial inequality, and the erosion of family values. This argument states that drug abuse will diminish when these problems are resolved. Is this a valid argument?
- Make an argument stating whether you agree or disagree.
- Is this argument based on your ethical decisions or moral decisions?